Not all will agree, but what Congress pulled off in adopting the giant spending bill really was a Christmas miracle.

I'm not talking about all of the special-interest provisions in the CRomnibus package. Texan Ted Cruz, for example, was absolutely right to criticize as "corporate welfare" a provision in the legislation to help promote Las Vegas as a tourist destination. That was just garbage.

And that, I'd bet, is exactly how a lot of union pensioners might describe the provision designed to provide some relief to the embattled Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.

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