Here we are at the start of another federal fiscal year and still no budget.
For about 800,000 federal workers deemed “non-essential” that means forced furloughs. For members of the public it means closures of national parks and monuments and other federal agencies, and fears that an already weak economy will get even weaker.
Worse yet, it’s a sign that our elected officials in Washington may just be irresponsible enough to refuse to raise the debt ceiling, a move that would force our nation to default on its financial obligations.
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