The Bribe Fails

Good for the Republicans and those Democrats who balked at an unfunded $247 billion bribe to doctors to keep taking Medicare patients. The key word here is unfunded. It's fiscally, well, Bush-like, to add this to the debt without offering any way to pay for it. Yes, the GOP is principle-free: their fiscal conservatism only applies when the Democrats are in charge. But it's nonetheless the right thing to do.