We haven't heard much hopeful talk out of Washington about bipartisanship on resolving the ongoing budget fiasco for several years.
It appears that may be about to change.
While one swallow (or one dinner and lunch, for that matter) does not a summer make, good news is still good news.
So as part of our "Don't worry, be happy" attitude toward life for future generations of Americans, aka our kids and grandkids, let's pay close attention to what the White House is saying today.
Obama sees end to 'constant crisis' on budget has the latest news from the White House:
"President Barack Obama was pleased with his dinner on Wednesday with a dozen
Senate Republicans and said he found sincere interest among participants to end
the sense of "constant crisis" over fiscal policy, White House spokesman Jay
Carney said Thursday.
Obama continued his outreach on Thursday by having lunch
with Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee and Rep. Chris Van
Hollen, Democrat from Maryland and the ranking Democrat on the Budget panel.
Ryan is getting set to unveil a plan that would balance the budget within a
decade without raising taxes.
Carney said the White House is not naïve and
understood a so-called "grand bargain" on the budget would be difficult. But he
said Obama intended to continue to push for such a deal. "There should be the
opportunity to find common ground," Carney said."
While it ain't over 'til it's over, to quote Yogi, things are looking hopeful for the 'hope springs eternal' crowd, of which I am a card carrying member.
Maybe help is really on the way this time.