fdr.thumbnail.jpg1) Scrap the Paulson bill.

2) Start from scratch and write a good bill that is a main street bailout

3) Take it to a vote, let the Republicans kill it or veto it

4) Run an election on "this is how we will handle the crisis: in a way that takes care of ordinary people"

5) Reap the electoral benefits

6) Follow Through

7) Control Congress for a Generation

Ian Welsh

Ian Welsh

Ian Welsh was the Managing Editor of FireDogLake and the Agonist. His work has also appeared at Huffington Post, Alternet, and Truthout, as well as the now defunct Blogging of the President (BOPNews). In Canada his work has appeared in Pogge.ca and BlogsCanada. He is also a social media strategy consultant and currently lives in Toronto.

His homeblog is at http://www.ianwelsh.net/