At least a two-legged stool

From the Washington Post write-up of Obama's meeting with congressional leaders earlier today:

Obama told the group: "The recovery package that we're passing is only going to be one leg in at least a three-legged stool." He said it has to be "part and parcel of a reform package" aimed at ensuring transparency and accountability in the way taxpayer dollars are managed as part of the stimulus effort.

By my count, stimulus bill + reform package = a stool with two legs. (Or does a reform bill ensuring both transparency and accountability count twice?) Or is the third leg a surprise, to be followed by other potential surprise legs?

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Conor Clarke is the editor, with Michael Kinsley, of Creative Capitalism. He was previously a fellow at The Atlantic and an editor at The Guardian. More

Conor Clarke is the editor, with Michael Kinsley, of Creative Capitalism, an economics blog that was recently published in book form by Simon and Schuster. He was previously a fellow at The Atlantic and an editor at The Guardian. He is also on Twitter.

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