I'm Betting that there is an Agreement by Monday, the 31st
The market was too cavalier earlier and now has too much fear and is oversold. Obama will give the Repubs a $1 in spending cuts for $1 in in Revenue, and the Repubs will agree to it. Doesn't come close at all to addressing the long-trerm problems (or even the short-term for that matter), but an agreement nevertheless.
I hope you are right, dom. but I don't think it will happen, simply because these rectal-cranial inverts are so dug in they can't see, and don't hear what their constituents are saying. DO A COMPROMISE DEAL. no one will perish because of it. They might in the next election if they don't get a deal done.