Our economy burns, and Republicans decide it's time for a "principled" stand against wasteful spending. I swear to God, governing a nation is just a game to these people.
UPDATE: More from Paul Krugman, on how Obama and the Democrats on the Hill need to quit dicking around with the Republicans and get this bill passed. Senate Dems say they're close to the 60 votes they need; they'd damn well better be right.
UPDATE II: Various economists react. Note: none of them seems concerned about wasteful spending.