"hold the nation hostage"<quoted text>
Just pass the budget and then use the process to address the Affordable Health Care Act if that is what they want to do. It is pathetic to hold the nation hostage because they don't like a law that was passed legally by the government. Get on with the buisness of the nation and quit whining.
It's obvious your partisan politics have trumped reason in this discussion.
Just like global warming, income inequality, and the role of government.
Run along... adults are talking here.