Here ... we ... go ... again.
It seems the Senate is likely to agree to a multi-month debt-ceiling lift and a roughly two-month reopening of government. In America's contemporary political idiom, such knuckledragging is known as "progress." But of course the ding-a-ling of congressional governance ain't nothing' if it ain't got that psychotic swing, meaning--egads--the House will get another whack at clusterfucking the nation.
Politico surveys John Boehner's three potential positions, which read like an anarchist's wet dream:
He could pass his own bill [refreighted with far-right demands], which would face an uncertain future in the Senate. He could pass a Senate deal, if it comes together--a legislative defeat for House Republicans. Or he could change what comes up in the Senate, and send it back--that scenario seems most likely, since House Republicans will want their imprimatur on whatever becomes law.
"Their imprimatur." We can put that on the American economy's tombstone if Option Two--an as-is Senate deal, "a legislative defeat for House Republicans"--fails. (Option One seems very unlikely.) Because it's their legislative imprints that have been killing us all along.