If you were planning to visit or send flowers, you'd better get a move on, Honey, because what's being left out of President Obama's health care reform bill is leaving the dregs too skeletal for signing, too wimpy to boast about, and too cheap to buy a soda on a Saturday night.
As I've typed here previously, the proof of R's and D's good faith on this (and any other) matter is what the American people end up with in the Real World that exists outside the artificial reality that Capitol Hillers help promote to keep the natives quiet - if you accept its fairytale sparklies.
Yes, Jupiter/Neptune's misty bubble still floating...floating...no signs of popping if Washington and Wall Street spinners can prevent it...cotton candy spun just for you, properly impressed circus audience.
On TV in the background now is Fed head Ben Bernanke on C-SPAN answering questions (taped) on the financial collapse in his newly assumed PR role of Warm and Fuzzy Banker Man who Understands Our Pain. He doesn't feel it - he just understands it on an intellectual level.
"We tried to save Lehman Brothers," he says. It was a 'big hole' the Fed couldn't fill, in case you were wondering what happened.
May I suggest that the most glaring 'big hole' is in the head of the American people for allowing crooks to rule our roost.