Analysis: America edges closer to government shutdown

09/27/2013 | Economist (tiered subscription model), The

Both political parties have adopted positions that block opportunities to compromise on funding the government, according to The Economist. If partisan bickering continues, it could also make things more difficult for Congress next month when it comes time to raise the debt ceiling. While a default is unlikely, "it would be good to have more certainty from a borrower with debts of $16.7 trillion," this piece says.

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