Now that the government shutdown and debt ceiling fight are temporarily over, who won and who lost? Certainly President Obama won by refusing to negotiate with the hostage-taking GOP. However, the GOP won too by reducing our confidence in government, which has been one of their main goals for years. Reducing confidence in government will make it easier in the future to reduce government funding. The big losers in the fight were the American people.
- US debt ceiling crisis – Barack Obama has won the shutdown. His prize is a lame duck presidency (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)
- If Dems Give In, Social Security And Medicare Will Be Future Hostages (ourfuture.org)
- The End of Debt-Ceiling Hostage Taking (dannyvinik.com)