All those EVIL Republicans, right?
Check it out for yourself---
IT is the PRESIDENT who SOLELY makes the DECISIONS during a GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN (and we've had 17 of them, prior to this one) on WHAT IS KEPT OPEN AND WHAT IS SHUT DOWN.
So if you want to BLAME someone for what is SHUT DOWN, be clear on WHO you should be BLAMING--the ONE WHO MADE THE CHOICES:
What is REALLY sad is the LIES the media is telling the US citizenry and the world.
The House of Representatives (REPUBLICANS) have sent over 17 BILLS TO THE SENATE, that would RE-FUND ALL NECESSARY GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS so that NO ONE WOULD SUFFER---medicare, food stamps, social security, the military, park police, Washington DC police.
The SENATE, in their STRANGE definition of "compromise"----(which to them is "GIVE ME EVERYTHING I WANT, and THEN we'll talk and see what crumbs I might throw back at you.") are acting like spoiled children having a temper tantrum, and are LETTING THOSE FUNDING BILLS JUST SIT THERE-------REFUSING to STOP our citizens' "suffering"---but rather BLACKMAILING our country by USING our citizens' suffering.
They demand a "clean" bill---by which they mean---carte blanche----give us EVERYTHING we ASK with NO changes.
In America, we have DIVISION of POWER for a REASON----what the SENATE wants is a rubber-stamp Congress, just as THEY have become a "rubber-stamp" for the Presidency.
If we decide to no longer HAVE the balance of power, and the NORMAL PROCESS of how a law is passed, NAMELY of one house making a proposal, the other house making a COUNTER-proposal, both houses going into committee to hammer out a bill suitable to BOTH sides, and then passing THAT--
then we may as well SEND ALL OF CONGRESS HOME (and save the $$$ paying them their exorbitant salaries and pensions and perks)
and just have things back as they were in 1775----
only it will become "King Barack" instead of "King George".
WHAT THE H did we fight the REVOLUTIONARY WAR FOR????