The House passed a no strings attached bill to hike the debt ceiling for a year. After John Boehner brought the bill to the floor 28 Republicans (Boehner included) joined with the minority democrats to pass the bill.
A few things about this peak my interest, first off John Boehner allowed this to go to the floor at all which very well could signify moving towards working with all members of congress rather than simply a majority of the majority. This might mean that more stuff actually starts getting done. Second this was not an "eleventh hour deal" meaning Boehner did not wait until the last second to embrace this bill. And third hopefully this means no longer using the US. credit rating as leverage to gain political points.
Does anyone else think this could be a step to returning to sane law making or am I way off base?