In the end, nobody won, but finally, President Obama has signed the bill allowing the debt ceiling to be raised after weeks of the American economy being held “hostage” by the Republicans and their extended Tea Party family. A piece of legislation that is normally routine and without much opposition because it involves the faith and credit of the United States, had been held as ransom for the past few weeks as Republicans seek to bring down this President in any way, shape, or form. The big losers? We the people. Hopefully this latest debate will encourage and make it clear to people why it is so important to vote. What a shame when we have leaders who are more focused on the hatred of one man than the good will of our nation.