I'm glad that the debt ceiling has been increased. What we need most is a sense of stability and predictability in the market place. That hasn't been achieved but we have managed to avoid defaulting which IS IMPORTANT even though some think it wasn't really an issue. However, the deal wasn't exactly a compromise. Everyone (except the tea party) agreed and stated that the debt must be increased, cuts vs revenues was the sticking points. The deal only has cuts and no revenues, that's no compromise. Any progressives know of any strategies or movements behind the scenes that can make me feel more confident about tax loopholes being closed and ending the Bush tax cuts for those making more than $250,000?