We fail to see a winner in the federal government gridlock breakthrough. The compromise reached Wednesday night between Congress and President Barack Obama merely delays a decision on the major issues that caused a partial shutdown of the government for 16 days. The president signed the agreement shortly after midnight Thursday morning.
The Republicans failed to get their way with the budget fight over ObamaCare, and some members of the GOP called that a defeat. The agreement did extend federal borrowing power that averted a financial default, which had the potential of causing worldwide economic repercussions.
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