Well, your teabagger buddies got pretty much everything they wanted on the debt ceiling, with the exception that the country's economy won't actually be destroyed within the week... Now comes the stark fact that the deal itself is as mistimed as it is lopsided -- unless of course we're all breathing a sigh of relief for no reason, and the progressives sink the deal tomorrow. NYT: Economists warn cuts to federal spending ill-timed - politics - The New York Times - msnbc.com I don't really know what the President's reasoning is for caving this far this fast, other than the fact that teabaggers really would execute the hostage, vis., us. I don't think that's how you deal with hostage takers. And the dumb part is, they're tanking the economy on purpose just so they can blame it on him for the next year+. Pretty much rolled him on the debt ceiling like they did on health care. ::shrug:: "May you live in interesting times."