I feel better already!

Steve Benen at The Carpetbagger Report comments on the President’s reassurances at a White House press conference today, keeping his tax cuts as a way out of the slowdown.

In all seriousness, how many people who are worried about their
families’ finances right now are going to say, “I’ve been really
worried, but now that I know my tax rate will remain the same in 2011 as
it is 2010, I’m feeling better again”? That, in essence, is what the
president argued with a straight face this morning. The answer for
economic angst now is maintenance of existing tax cuts three years from now.