TNR senior editor Noam Scheiber proposes a way for Obama to satisfy both liberal and conservative critics of his stimulus plan.

--Ben Eisler

Update from Noam Scheiber: One quick point of elaboration: I'd limit the payroll tax reprieve to households with $150,000 or less in income--both to ensure the greatest bang for our buck, to borrow the cliche of the moment, and to keep the payroll tax alive as a mechanism for financing Medicare and Social Security.