For all us seniors groaning about the fiasco that is medicare payments, due to be cut because of the seemingly total incompetence of our current congress, I can only say, please give the poor bastards a break. They did manage to finally pass a bill that provides our military and veterans with what they have the right to expect after putting their lives on the line for our country. You can’t expect a group with such a limited interest in our welfare (as opposed, say, to their re-election) to actually be able to pass TWO sensible bills in the same month. I think their heads would explode if they tried. Not that we maybe wouldn’t all be better off if they did. But only if their exploding heads actually included the Current Occupier and his MaxiMe Cheney.