Notice any state and local budget-eating topic missing from this lament by two of our "learned statesmen" about where the country is right now? Bridges and roads underfunded? Check. Horrible fiscal policies? Check. "Rebuilding our physical and human capital"? Check. The elephant in the middle of the room that sucks down all the dollars to fix those things? Uh . . . . Two more clueless, self-impressed politicians who'll issue a report, hold a news conference, and wonder why nothing's changed?