After months of grueling negotiations that pitted the small-government, anti-tax ideology of conservative Republicans against President Obama's call for balancing spending cuts and entitlement reforms with increased tax revenue, lawmakers came to a deal on Sunday to raise the nation's debt ceiling.
As politicians debated unrelentingly over the bill, polls have shown a growing sense of exasperation among the public, revealing that the majority of Americans have been pushing for a bipartisan compromise. However, leaders on both sides of the aisle were reluctant to concede to the opposition's demands, signaling that in many lawmakers' minds, compromise has become a dirty word.
American Morning wants to know: Is compromise a sign of weakness?
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