cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Imagine, if you will, that the auto sales stimulus program, popularly known as "Cash for Clunkers", represents the nationalized health care program.
There is a school of thought that believes the slowing of the Obama agenda can be directly tied to the stock market's increases. It could be argued that this is simply a Republican canard offered when the Democrat agenda is facing difficulties. The Hill.com people looked at this 'phenomenon' today.
As I read the House of Representatives health care reform bill (HR3200 at 1,018 pages), I am reminded more and more of the old fashioned HMOs where the providers were all capitated (limited payments each month that caused providers to have to limit patient appointments when the money ran out before the month ended).