Obama, the economy, and false-cause fallacy
An AP story in the C-J on an AP poll where 72% express confidence that Obama will "revive the economy" (hat tip: Connecticut Post)...
Good luck with that! Either the 72% will be disappointed-- or they will suffer from false-cause fallacy (since Obama will not do anything to cause the economy to revive).
The poll probably expresses economic ignorance as well: 36% say they want income tax cuts to be a top priority but 84% said strengthening the economy should be a top priority. Although he could cut other taxes (payroll, corporate, capital gains), I haven't heard him talk about that. And the public is not conditioned to think of tax cuts other than with respect to the so-called "income taxes".
What do they think Obama's going to do to strengthen the economy?