One Crisis Leads to Another

Congress's unwillingness to resolve the current government funding crisis just sets us up for another one. 

Here's a crucial fact that has gone largely unnoticed over the past few days of congressional posturing: The whole debate has centered on whether the Republicans will sign on to a bill to fund the government for a couple of months in exchange for a one-year delay in implementing Obamacare. (To be precise, it's either six weeks of funding in the Senate proposal or 10 weeks in the House bill; neither chamber is offering to fund the government in any serious ongoing way.)

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