The Senate has asked the House Republicans since April to appoint conferees to negotiate the differences between the Senate-passed budget and the House-passed budget. John Boehner, following the dictates of the Tea Party Republicans, refused to appoint conferees and refused to negotiate.
Now, they waited to shut down the government to ask for negotiations to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Should proponents of banning assault weapons shut down the government unless such weapons are banned?
I suggest this is not democracy but anarchy. It is disheartening that congressmen Tim Murphy and Keith Rothfus are going along with this chaos and hurting millions of people and the economy.