It's been a tough year, but the investments we made in the economy pulled it back from the brink of disaster. We're not out of the woods yet by a long shot, but there are signs the Bush Recession may now be ending.
One would hope Congress would have approached Wall Street reform with the same gusto they have brought to debating a public option in health care. It's time to tackle the thorny issues that brought us to this point.
We all know that the economy is recovering. The stock market is up by more than 50 percent from its March lows and banks are reporting strong profits. Everything is bright and sunny again, unless you have to work for a living.