No, not the presidents fault. He got the ACA passed the old-fashioned way. After going through the proper legislative procedures, it then withstood the scrutiny of a conservative USSC. He ran on the ACA in '12 and defeated the guy who vowed to repeal it on his "first gay in office". THEN the ACA survived FORTYTWO expensive House votes against it!The rest of the world is laughing at us! This is not what democracy looks like. It's not even close to the way we used to portray it.<quoted text>
What about the government workers who are going to work but not getting paid until this is over? Essential workers, like my husband, have to work (including "overtime " hours, if necessary), but are not receiving a paycheck. He will be paid eventually, but we don't know if that will be a lump payment or spread over several paychecks. Bills are still piling up at home, though.
This shutdown is a complete failure on the part of every congressperson and our president. They need to sit down and get this figured out, not refuse to even meet because they don't like thee terms that the other side has made before talks even happen.
Hopefully this foolishness stops now before the teapublicans pick up guns to settle this.