In a televised interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, president-elect Obama stressed the need to quickly craft an economic recovery plan because "the employment report at the end of this week will be sobering."
The plan to be considered by the new Congress, which will be sworn in tomorrow, is expected to include middle class and small business tax cuts.
A small group of Republicans will continue to oppose any aid not directed at wealthy individuals and large corporations in a histrionic show of newly-discovered indignant fiscal responsibility.
The resultant plan will be a band-aid on a gaping wound. The work of substance is yet to be seen.