Pizza as a predictor?
Congress returns next week and will decide by action or inaction whether the federal government shuts down.
The White House sounded a note of optimism (which at this point is the only way to go — best to save the podium pounding for when it gets down to the wire).
“All of us agree that a government shutdown would be bad for the economy,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said. “We believe that a compromise can be reached. But I’m not going to speculate on a position, what position we may or may not hold down the road.”
True, nobody really wants the government to shut down. So a compromise is likely.
One indicator to watch to see whether it is close to a resolution: Lawmakers behind closed doors sending out for pizza around 9 p.m.