Fred Thompson Declares Victory on the Debt Ceiling Debate
In an open letter to the House GOP published at NRO, Fred Thompson sends congratulations:
As someone who understands the pressures and difficulties you have been going through, I want to say, “Congratulations.” You won, and so did the country.
Absent some major miscalculations, within the next few days there will be official acknowledgement of what has already happened.
He believes a deal will be reached that cuts spending, does not raise taxes, and that allow the debt ceiling to be raised.
This may yet happen, and indeed, if a deal is struck that is what is it likely to look like that which Thompson describes. However, there remains the specter of “major miscalculations.”
The cheery, triumphalist tone of his piece, however, strikes me as a bit much.
There is that minor problem of no plan yet passing that has a chance of winning the full ascent of the Congress.