The pros and cons about heath care reform still make good headlines. However, it's important to stay on top of the facts as the national conversation - and legal battles - go on. It's also interesting to watch the Republicans back away from previously held positions on which reform components are's good for the country...they do it regularly and certainly have done so in the heath care debate. But President Obama has a couple of back-up options if his Heath Care Plan gets struck down. Many experts on the matter don't believe it will be overturned.
Nonetheless, check out some of the comments made by Gail Wilensky in a recent article on the subject. Wilensky is an economist who ran the Medicare Program under Bush II and is herself a Republican.
On the economic front, the tax cut compromise bill made it to the President's desk. House Minority Leader Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Reid didn't attend the signing ceremony. Interesting....when will Democrats play as well together as the Republicans do? I love this "fight" in them now, which is well after wimping out earlier when the President wanted the tax cuts for the middle class to stay and cuts for the richest 2% of Americans to end. Well Harry and Nancy , you're a "day late and a dollar short".
But, I'm still excited about Democrats growing a little backbone! Maybe the relatively good economic news of late is helping them.
Back in it to WIN it!