So let's get this straight.
We had to compromise and give the Republicans everything they wanted so we could raise the debt limit, because if we didn't, the deficit hawk bank$ters would lower our national credit rating, forcing up interest rates for everyone, and sending the economy into the ditch. Again.
Of course, after the compromise and the cuts and the reading of Grover Norquist's lips, the deficit hawk bank$ters- some of the same ones we all bailed out a couple years ago that helped create the huge budget deficit- lowered our national credit rating anyway.
Because, you know, they like those higher interest rates on their loans, anyway.