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‘Endless horizon of policy cliffs’ ahead?

Beyond the situation in Syria, the federal debt-ceiling debate and other headwinds from Washington could weigh on the economy, Guggenheim Partners Senior Policy Analyst Chris Krueger said Tuesday.

"Part of the problem here is that the markets and Washington have been lulled into a type of fiscal fatigue since the 'fiscal cliff' from January," he said. "The tail risk from Washington is coming back, and, if nothing else, Washington is consistent on this issue."

(Read more: Stocks end near lows, Dow skids over 150 as Syria fears escalate; Vix spikes 12 percent)

(Read more: Trader expects 'a kiss of taper' from Fed)

On CNBC's "Fast Money," Krueger said that the market faced headwinds from the possibility of a government shutdown on Oct. 1, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Oct. 1 and the sequestration.

"Add on top of that the replacement for (Federal Reserve Chairman Ben) Bernanke and now, unfortunately, the situation in Syria, and you have a really nasty fourth quarter from a Washington policy-risk perspective," he added.

Krueger said that there was a remote possibility that a federal budget disaster could be averted.

(Read more: Why investors shouldn't fear Syria: David Bianco)

"There is a small chance," he said. "It's probably not better than sort of 20 percent that you get some type of grand compromise to kind of wipe out a lot of these issues because what we're likely to see by Oct. 1 is a two-week or one-month extension of government funding.

"So, I mean, really, what you're seeing here is this endless horizon of policy cliffs because keep in mind, when lawmakers find themselves on the edge of a cliff, what they like to do is build more land."

By CNBC's Bruno J. Navarro. Follow him on Twitter @Bruno_J_Navarro.

— CNBC's Torrey Kleinman contributed research to this report.

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