How Likely is a Government Shutdown?

Think the GOP won’t shut down the government this fall? Think again.

Here’s an interesting tidbit from Politico’s Ben White. One Democratic consultant says Democrats and President Obama seem to be daring Republicans to go for the shutdown.

From a top Dem consultant, reacting to yesterday’s story on risks Wall Street is ignoring in D.C. this fall: “One last risk factor for government dysfunction this fall is that POTUS and some Senate Dems are spoiling for the Repubs to do what comes naturally and push the ‘shutdown’ envelope to the max. If you listen carefully, you’ll hear Obama in effect baiting the GOP into an optically disastrous economic stance one year before the election.”