The author says the budget process is broken and it is putting an undue strain on federal agencies by hamstringing their day-to-day operations.
A short term funding resolution has been passed by Congress to keep the government funded through May 5.
Will there be a government shutdown? Will Congress derail the annual federal pay raise? A continuing resolution is in process but funding expires on Friday.
President Obama has signed the bill that continues funding of the federal government through March 4th and institutes the two-year federal pay freeze.