Congress passed a budget and reached a debt ceiling agreement, surprising host Kai Ryssdal. Who had at least one beer riding on the question.
In today’s end-of-the-week conversation with Nela Richardson of Bloomberg Government and Cardiff Garcia of Financial Times, the three reflected on:
The debt-ceiling deal:
“Amazingly enough, the politically smart thing to do also happened to be the right thing to do…I always breathe a sigh of relief when this happens.” — Cardiff Garcia
Janet Yellen’s first days:
“I thought stylisitcally, she was great. More confident than Bernanke was when he started his term.” — Cardiff Garcia
What’s ahead for Yellen + more bets:
“I think she has a few surprises in store for us” — Nela Richardson
“Wanna bet?” — Kai Ryssdal
“We’ve had winters for as long as I can remember.” — Nela Richardson
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