It seems the Obama administration is desperately trying to soften the blow from the worst economic downturn in 40 years. Clearly that’s no small task.
But whether they’re properly setting up to succeed - or not - seems to be the issue of great debate
Fast Money viewer Jim S. is more or less disgusted with all the political theater he’s seen this week. “The bailout and current stimulus plan will not succeed,” he writes.
He’s among the millions of Americans who are growing skeptical about a turnaround. It seems skepticism grew by leaps and bounds after Geithner’s Financial Stability Plan lacked any real details about how to value toxic assets
However, that’s not to say there isn't some optimism out there, too. With the Congress on the brink of passing the stimulus package – companies including Caterpillar says they could begin hiring again. And quickly.
In fact, Cleveland Rueckert, a market analyst at Birinyi Associates says "the hope is that the economy will start to turn around in the next 6-12 months."
And that leads to our Fast Money Reader Poll.
Overall, how are you feeling about our chances for turning this economy around?
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