Shutdown Over, Who Came Out Ahead?

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By Rod Anderson , CP Cartoonist
October 18, 2013|6:29 am

Shutdown Over, Who Came Out Ahead?

Political leaders reached an agreement Wednesday on a temporary government funding bill and a temporary extension of the nation's debt limit. The agreement provides a path out of the current toxic environment that led to the standstill, but it also puts off the difficult issues for only a few months.

The agreement will fund the government until Jan. 15, increase the national debt limit to allow enough borrowing until Feb. 7, and set up a conference committee composed of members from both houses and both parties to come up with a longer term agreement by Dec. 13. The agreement will also include back pay for federal workers and one small change to the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," – income verification will be required for all beneficiaries of ACA subsidies.


Miles McPherson, is the Senior Pastor of the Rock Church and Academy in San Diego, California and the founder of Do Something World. Find out more at MilesMcPherson.comFollow Miles on Facebook - Miles on Twitter -

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