Major Garret over at the National Journal points out five new truths that he sees evolving from the debt deal.
1. A new precedent.
2. Bipartisan entitlement protection lives on.
3. Congress’s back-loading of spending cuts lives on.
4. Speaker John Boehner wobbled but didn’t fall.
5. The first quarter of 2013 will be a doozy.
He makes each point well, and based on the bare bones of his commentary, I’d say nobody won this time around, especially not our children and grandchildren.
I think Will Shakespeare may have been prescient when he said:
“The weight of this sad time we must obey,
“Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.
“The oldest have borne most; we that are young
“Shall never see so much, nor live so long.”
Exeunt with a dead march.