A deal today, but this year's been a legislative dud for Obama
October 16th, 2013
09:28 PM ET
10 months ago

A deal today, but this year's been a legislative dud for Obama

Washington (CNN) - It began with high hopes and lofty rhetoric, as a newly reelected President Barack Obama ended his State of the Union wish list with a call to action: "It remains the task of us all, as citizens of these United States, to be the authors of the next great chapter in our American story."

But 2013 will hardly be remembered as a great chapter. Instead, even with Wednesday's debt ceiling and government funding deal, this is a wasted year in Washington, one of more band-aid budgeting, polarized partisanship and Republican chaos.

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  1. Catmandew

    Obama had a bad year. Nothing new here move along people. That makes what 4 in a row. Obama would rather default on the debt than try and make meaningful change like he promised in his campaign. We were just as far ahead with W but I didn't like him either. Just because debt has been status quo doesn't mean we have to keep doing it. I guess our government needs a debt counselor and a budget! The democrats are playing the game and their more worried about winning than what's good for the country. One question if spending has gone down why does the debt ceiling keep getting hit anyway?

    October 17, 2013 07:40 am at 7:40 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    Crisis came from Rethiglicans and their War, just know this.

    October 17, 2013 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
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