With today's overwhelming vote in the United States Senate, the debt deal has been passed and will be signed by President Barack Obama.
Now we can turn to the issue which divided Democrats and Republicans in this debate and will be one of the central issues in the 2012 elections.
"Do you believe millionaires and billionaires should continue to receive tax cuts? If your answer is yes, you will want to vote Republican in 2012, because Republicans do not want to burden the rich with taxes. If your answer is no, you will want to vote Democrat, because Democrats believe the rich are already getting too many tax loopholes as it is.