A way out of the mess
Posted: October 6, 2013 at 3:22 a.m.
House Speaker John Boehner’s suggestion that he’s determined to avoid a federal debt default, and that he’ll pass a measure to that effect with Democratic votes, if necessary, gives both sides in the great Washington standoff a possible way out. To make it work, each will have to give a little as well as take a little. It won’t be elegant, but the prospect of lifting the threat of a ruinous default—preferably once and for all—makes that a secondary consideration.
This story is only available from our archives.
Editorial, Pages 84 on 10/06/2013