What is the economic impact of greater government intervention in the auto industry? Is bankruptcy likely to happen at this point? What will be the fallout of new regulations on Wall Street? What changes would do the most good? Is the Dow a good indicator of the health of our economy? How big of a fear is inflation at this point? How will the economy fare if President Obama gets all he wants in his massive budget proposal? Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about where the economy is headed in the near future? We ask Brian Wesbury, former chief economist for the Joint Economic Committee of Congress.