They are so generous! Imagine, they are willing to discuss cutting or reducing funding not only for Obamacare, but now also social security, medicare and other social safety net programs before they
will consider opening the government. Of course, their pre-requisite is that tax loopholes, tax subsidies and any new taxes are off the table. What a plan! Are you seeing the pattern here? Republicans are the hostage takers. All they need to do is pass a clean continuing resolution but they won't allow a vote on it. They have to use this as a mechanism to pass their party's legislation. Legislation which was rejected when we ended Mitt Romney's political career.
Republicans are hopeful that their simple-minded followers as well as other gullible voters might see this as a real genuine offer to get the government funded and avoid a debt ceiling crisis. Can they be so arrogant? If any Democrats go for this idea our government is finished. Remember, we don't negotiate with terrorists! One outcome of this fiasco should be for the ethics committees in Washington to change their rules so that doing harm to America is not allowed as a negotiation tactic.