However, there a couple of howlers to be noted.
In the first paragraph he says, "Let's put politics aside for once, and review where we are and what we should be doing." When you finish laughing, remember that this was written by a guy who for partisan political interests has yet to acknowledge the the present economy is growing faster, with less unemployment, than he believed possible just six years ago. See Squad report #43.
The other howler is the part of his economic plan that would extend unemployment benefits. First, as we just pointed out, unemployment is not high currently–in fact, it's lower than Krugman is on record as saying was possible. Moreover, as any labor economist will tell you, the surest way to keep unemployment high is to keep paying people to take their time looking for work. In short, this perscription is right out of the liberal playbook of yesteryear. We guess that "straightforward text book economics" he refers to is from a 1950's text book.