Okay, so our one-story-at-a-time-all-the-time news media are obsessed with the play by play of ‘will they or won’t they?’. Will they pass the 2010-11 budget? Will they pass a continuing resolution?
Whatever they pass – and they’ll pass something – it takes us to October. So the work on the 2011-12 budget needs to be underway now. And in July we have the matter of raising the debt limit, which is something I believe we have done pretty much every time.
So something will resolve today’s cliff hanger. What’s the next one? And the next one?
It has occurred to me that maybe all the Republicans really want is to keep the government shut down long enough to see Grover Norquist smile. Just once.