'Gang of Six' revives hope for big deal in stalled debt-ceiling talks - CSMonitor.comPresident Obama's hopes for a 'grand bargain' both to raise the debt ceiling and rein in the deficit got a boost Tuesday when the Senate's 'Gang of Six' proposed $3.7 trillion in deficit reductions.
Speaking at the top of Tuesday’s regular White House briefing, the president called the senators' framework “broadly consistent” with his “balanced approach” of using both spending cuts and increased revenues to achieve major deficit reduction and thus secure congressional approval for raising the national debt ceiling. After Aug. 2, the government runs out of borrowing authority, and thus risks a potentially calamitous default.
Looks like there might be a light at the end of the tunnel.
Or it's a train.