The harshness of the coming year will be the far left true believers in Obama who finally realize that the cuts in Federal spending will be in their favorite programs while the ones they do not support or actively despise will receive greater funding. They will blame the usual suspects and they will be right but they will also be part of the problem.
It is rare to find those who can simultaneously be sanguine as they stare into the horror of the scene unfolding. Even the investments in innovation will be made in the companies where Wall Street investors get the upper hand fast as stock becomes available. For all the change promised, the same people will take the lion's share even as a few jobs are created here and there by boutique projects.
Change we can believe in is not always change we like.
I believe in Ford: the one company that turned down the bailout money and on that day made their employees proud to be employed.