Impacts of budget, debt mess

… When there are no winners, trying to identify the worst loser is an exercise without meaning. From my perspective, it seems like a waste of time to parse through today’s polls in search of something meaningful. Today’s polls are really secondary to what comes next: the consequences that will influence polls taken in 2014 and 2016.

The most significant impact I am seeing is that the business community — internationally, nationally and locally — has been awakened from a long hibernation when it comes to politics and politicians. [cont.]

David Hill (Hill Research Consultants), The Hill