Handicapping the D.C. Developments


The business experts at Kiplinger recently offered the following odds on the major issues facing Congress:

  • Health care overhaul: 3 to 2 (seems a little optimistic, but they note that President Obama will likely accept less than what is currently on the table to win a deal before the end of the year)
  • Energy cap and trade: 1 to 6 (Kiplinger: a bigger push in 2010)
  • Financial regulations: 3 to 2
  • Stimulus Part 11: 3 to 2 (I’m surprised by this one, but Kiplinger believes states will push for it in the face of a "jobless recovery")
  • Surface transportation: 0 (reauthorization put off until 2010)

Agree or disagree?

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