Not much news out of Washington this week on the health care reform front. Apparently, someone forgot to send the bill to accounting for approval. Or, in this case, the Congressional Budget Office.

Now we're all stuck twiddling our thumbs while the number crunchers finish adding up all the zeroes. So while we're waiting, how 'bout a little small talk?

Am I the only one who wonders why this legislation didn't clear the bean counters sooner? Aren't the good senators going about this whole thing backwards? Doesn't the CBO normally get first crack at legislation before it heads to committee, which then tinkers with it a bit and sends it along to the full Senate for a vote?

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