The Financial Times' Lex Column had an amusing piece casting the budget impasse as a series of movies. FT is behind a paywall, so here are a few excerpts:
""The opening instalment was the summer 2011 blockbuster "Debt Ceiling." The brilliant producers, President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner, planted the seeds for a string of sequels. The winter showdown, "Debt Ceiling II" ended with a feel good holiday compromise. But with yesterday's release of "Sequestration," featuring $85 billion in automatic spending cuts. we have reached a mid-series malaise."
The FT makes no mention of casting, but I have an idea for a leading man.