Look. For me, there are two problems with this shutdown:
1) Regardless of anything else, the ACA is a law. It was passed by the House, the Senate, signed by the President and scrutinized by the conservative majority Supreme Court. It passed every Constitutional test. The checks and balanced were checked and balanced.
2) Using the livelihoods of innocent people as leverage to get your way is a gigantic crock.
Agree or disagree, like or dislike, it's a law and screwing over people who happen to work for our government is shameful.
+1 Sensibly and logically stated.
And, the shutdown is impacting me and family members.
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