The government shutdown should have been blamed on the Democrats. The government had historically been funded piecemeal through a normal appropriations process. The House of Representatives had passed numerous appropriation bills to pay government bills and keep the government open, which had been the norm, but Sen. Harry Reid and his inept cronies rejected them because they didn't include funding for Obamacare, which we can now see is the worst piece of legislation ever enacted.
Piecemeal funding is a perfectly reasonable way to fund the government. That is the way it is supposed to work.
Also Kathleen Sebelius added to the bill, which made it necessary for insurance companies to cancel policies because they didn't meet Obamacare standards.
Also, President Barack Obama is without authority in allowing exemptions for his supporters and cronies. This is one of the reasons the Republicans didn't want to fund it.
- Bob Stiener, Crown Point