Analysis: How close to budget Armageddon?

Tuesday - 4/5/2011, 3:14pm EDT

Tom Shoop, Editor-in-Chief, Government Executive

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Congress could be facing a budgetary Armageddon. And just when it looked like both sides were close to reaching a compromise, talks once again broke down this morning. So as the budget battle rages on neither side is really winning the public opinion race.

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, discusses how federal workers and agencies are preparing for a possible shutdown.