From the third most liberal newspaper in the country, The LA Times:
Governments cling to the delusion that a crisis of excess debt can be solved by creating more debt.
From the second most liberal newspaper in the country, The Washington Post:
The Age of Obama begins with perhaps the greatest frenzy of old-politics influence peddling ever seen in Washington. By the time the stimulus bill reached the Senate, reports the Wall Street Journal, pharmaceutical and high-tech companies were lobbying furiously for a new plan to repatriate overseas profits that would yield major tax savings.
From the most liberal newspaper in the country, The New York Times:
It’s insane to try to tackle it and dozens of other complicated problems, all in one piece of legislation. Leadership involves prioritizing. Those who try to do everything at once will end up with a sprawling, lobbyist-driven mess that does nothing well.