Just a quick thought:
As I watch President Obama's jobs speech, all that I can think is how much of a republican that he sounds like. He may not sound like a TEA Partier, but, certainly more conservative than John McCain did just a few years ago.
His promise to come out with a new budget proposal and challenging congress to pass further budget cuts is politically brilliant. I doubt that any implementation of this will be good (after all, politicians have a way of botching even the most simple of things up). Still, politically, it's brilliant.