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Political Winners and Losers from the Debt Deal

The manufactured debt-ceiling crisis is now behind us and the United States will not default on its debt. Whew! Now on to the politics of it all. Who were the winners and losers? The Hill has an article about this, with which we mostly agree. First the winners, then the losers.


While it is better to be a winner than a loser, it is still 17 months to the election. That is plenty of time for everyone to forget who won and who lost this round since there will be lots of new rounds in the months ahead. In the long run, we don't think these victories and losses will be terribly significant, except perhaps for Biden. It helps to be able to give a speech to the whole country where you brag about what you've done. (V)

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