Ezra Klein offers THIS FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
House Republicans plan to attach a one-year delay of Obamacare to the continuing resolution. That sharply increases the chances of a governmen shutdown beginning Monday night.
Speaker Boehner’s original plan was to pass a clean bill to fund the government and then attach the one-year delay of Obamacare to the debt-ceiling bill. It was a strategy that would minimize the chances of a shutdown but maximize the chances of a default.
Boehner wanted that strategy because he thought Republicans had more leverage on the debt limit than they do on the shutdown. ...