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W&D Weekly
August 3, 2011
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The Talk

By John G. Swanson, Editor/Associate Publisher

"The National Association of Home Builders appreciates the hard work by the White House and Republican and Democratic congressional leaders to craft a bipartisan compromise to resolve the debt ceiling crisis,” said Bob Nielsen, a Nevada home builder and NAHB chairman, in a statement this week. “It will help to put our nation's fiscal house in order and provide greater certainty to the business community so they can start hiring again and get our economy on firmer footing.”

That’s about as positive an assessment of the past few days in Washington that I’ve seen. Generally, it seems those in the center are most supportive of the debt ceiling agreement passed by Congress and signed by President Obama. Those further to the left or right are much less enthusiastic.

How about you? Are you satisfied with the agreement? Relieved? Angry? Post a comment to share your thoughts. Meanwhile, we’ll use our poll this week to see how many of you agree with NAHB’s chair and believe the agreement will be good for business moving forward.

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The debt ceiling agreement:
Should improve the business environment for the rest of the year.
May have helped to avoid an economic meltdown, but won’t help business improve much this year.
Will have a negative impact on business this year.
 
 
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