Diana Furchtgott-Roth of RealClearMarkets estimates that two provisions of the Republican version of the jobs bill – fast-tracking the Keystone ethical oil pipeline, and modifying eligibility on unemployment benefits could shave a full point off of the unemployment rate in 2012. The major obstacle? President Obama himself, who opposes both. Diana thinks that he shouldn’t. In fact, she thinks that Obama’s been given a gift by House Republicans:
Luck has once again struck President Barack Obama-if he has the wit to recognize it and use it.
(Via Ben Domenech’s Transom.)