Optimism from a near-shutdown?

Tuesday - 9/27/2011, 6:27pm EDT

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief, Government Executive

Download mp3

There will not be a government shutdown over the 2011 budget any time soon, but the near shutdown was a fight almost every inch of the way.

But some feds are taking a more optimistic view.

"There's a lot of people in the private sector who have lost their job," said Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine.

Shoop discusses the likelihood of agreement in the budget debate.