I was going to do some research on it and then post about my take on the debt ceiling deal. (Though this still pretty much holds.) Then my power went out for three hours and now my internet connection is slowed down. So, I don’t have time to make any really important points.
All I’ll say is that it seems to me that Obama was given a choice between hurting the economy very seriously and hurting the economy even worse than that. He made the best choice he could.