Congress once again worked through the weekend, but based on the public statements seemed no
closer to resolving its stalemate and being able to reopen the Government. With both sides now
merging the of funding the government with a vote for a “clean” debt ceiling extension, Wall Street is
now hoping that Churchill’s famous axiom is just slightly off and that, as some in Congress think may
be necessary, the country, and the stock market, doesn’t need a replay of September 29, 2008 in order
to convince lawmakers of the need to increase the debt limit.