Why Both Parties Will Lose in the Fiscal Battles

They'll take a toll on the approval ratings of both the president and the Republicans.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama speaks while meeting with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on September 23, 2013 in New York City. Both Obama and Jonathan expressed condolences to Kenya for the attacks in a Nairobi mall with Obama saying it was "terrible outrage" and said the United States was providing all the cooperation it could to Kenya. Both are in town for the United Nations General Assembly. 
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