Taking the last tick buzzer drama to sudden death.... This is new even for the stupidity that is the sport of politic.
House Speaker John Boehner abruptly broke off talks with President Barack Obama Friday night on a deal to make major cuts in federal spending and avert a threatened government default, sending already uncertain compromise efforts into instant crisis.
Not knowing the details, other than Obama was more pissed at his late night news conference than I've ever seen him, I'll speculate that the Democrats were still pushing to raise 'revenue' (taxes) and Boehner decided to leave the dance? Who knows? They're both morons.
This will be decided by some goofy parliamentary procedure which will neither instill any sense of confidence in the markets, or in the voting public. Time to vote them ALL out. It's not like they like the jobs they were hired to do, since they obviously aren't either qualified to do them, or want the position.