How to End the Government Shutdown
Posted at 2:15 p.m. on Oct. 1
Atlantic Wire looks at the possible paths towards a resolution to the government shutdown.
“Option 1 is that House Republicans, a group notoriously unwilling to offer any appearance of compromise, pass a continuing budget resolution funding the government but without the poison pill of an anti-Obamacare amendment. The Senate approves that resolution, which would probably only last a few weeks.”
“Option 2 is that the Senate gives in first, agreeing to go to conference with the Republicans… In conference, the Senate and House agree to some compromise that doesn’t significantly affect Obamacare.”
“Option 3 is that the two sides go to conference and the House extracts some significant concession on Obamacare. It is actually not clear how this could happen.”