President Obama is saying the fault lies with the Republicans, saying they have caused the first partial closure in 17 years as part of a non-stop "ideological crusade" to wipe out his signature health care law.
The Republicans are saying the fault lies with President Obama and the Washington Democrats, saying "Washington Democrats have slammed the door on reopening the government by refusing to engage in bipartisan talks."
Who do you think is responsible?
President Obama and the Washington Democrats
I don't listen to MSNBC, FOX, ABC, CNN or any other major news network because even if they try to be fair, they have an agenda that gets the better of them the majority of the time. So I did my own research and I didn't listen to agenda tainted stories. As a result I came to an unbiased conclusion on hard facts and true principles.
No matter how you look at it. The house of representatives sent bills that would fund the government and the senate denied them. The reason is because they would not fund Obama care. Let anybody spin it any way they want. The end result is that the senate made as a collective choice, to not pass the bill and as a result not fund the government. This is all because the bill did not include the affordable care act which has and embarrassing 49% disapproval rating with only 41% approval. Regardless of what parties are at play here, the house of representatives are acting in the majority interests of the American people by letting democratic principles be the deciding factor in how they use the funding for the government would go. The defunding of Obama care is proof that they were by the people, for the people, all others who opposed it are not for the people. This is the absolute.
Let's be clear: the only people responsible for shutting the government down are the very people who did just that. Those would be representatives of the Republican Party. This is fact, not an opinion.
The republicans. They have been talking about a government shutdown for months. A law was passed. Whether they like it or not, it was passed. They demanded that "Obamacare" be defunded or they shutdown the govt. They didn't get their way so they acted like children.
Now, 800,000 federal employees won't get their paychecks. Of course, nobody in congress will lose theirs.
For the people who feel that Obamacare passed fair and square and that Republicans just need to accept it...
...where were you when Obama vowed that he would not enforce DOMA? DOMA was a law passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by President Clinton. Wasn't Obama wrong for declaring that he would not uphold that law? Why weren't you speaking out then?
Oh, I get it. It's cool when a Democrat takes a stand against an existing law and fights for what they believe is right - but when Republicans do it, it's wrong. I got it.
Both are at fault, but I would say that Obama's absolute refusal to even attempt to negotiate makes him and the democrats slightly more at fault. They want it all, and won't compromise at all. Both sides need to learn to negotiate, and give in a little.
This site LOVES Obama so naturally the votes will place the blame on the Republicans. When the government shut down 17 years ago, ironically Bill Clinton was the President at the time who is also a Democrat. Basically, Obama and Harry Reid said they will not entertain any ideas or suggestions presented from the Republicans in the House. The Republicans sent three different modifications to the Senate in order to keep the government opened, and they were voted no. So if Obama has come out and said he isn't willing to negotiate on this unless it's what he and his party want, then I have no other choice but to blame the Democrats and Obama. He needs to understand that he is a President and not a Dictator.