The Wall Street Journal has a great article detailing the core areas of Obama’s stimulus plan. Importantly, the Journal notes that President-elect Obama sees the stimulus package as much more than a job creation program; it’s a way to implement his campaign promises more quickly than would have been possible under normal circumstances.
But the president-elect sees his plan as far more than fending off the wolf. He has said repeatedly that in crisis, he sees opportunity — to rebuild a national infrastructure that has been neglected for decades and to make down payments on policy initiatives that would have taken years to negotiate.
The full article is well worth a read.