CS News picked up on this.
On March 30th, before any agreement on budget cutting was reached, the federal debt stood at $14.2101 trillion, according to the Bureau of Public Debt. During the next 8 days, which culminated with The White House and John Boehner agreeing to $38.5 billion in budget cuts, the federal debt increased by $54.1 billion dollars.
Ultimately, budget affect the deficit. Maybe if these two governing bodies had spent more time concentrating on coming up with solutions to the country’s problems, instead of wasting time and money butting heads at every corner, we will have some actual debt reductions taking place.
But after all, these are politicians, and to them, party means much more than country.