There have been 18 government shutdowns in the past half-century, most of which came under Reagan and Clinton. Both presidents were aggressive in negotiating with Congress and eventually developed a compromise. Well, that was then, this is now.
Here’s how negotiations have gone as the partial government shutdown of 2013 continues.
American people: We don’t want Obamacare.
Republicans: Let’s fund the government but defund Obamacare for a year until we can sort this out in 2014.
Democrats: No. You’re all anarchists.
Republicans: How about a one year delay of the law, kind of like Obama unilaterally changed the law to delay certain parts of it, and we can…
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