...scorched-Earth policy of refusing to negotiate in bipartisan way on his health care law, current government funding, or the debt limit....while pledging to continue collaborating with his Republican colleagues to find a way to end the government shutdown:
As for House Republicans, we will continue our efforts to keep the government running and deal honestly with the problems we face. We hope that Senate Democrats – and President Obama – change course and start working with us on behalf of the American people.So, I guess that's great news for the American people. Or at least it's great news if you're one of the 22 percent of Americans who support shutting down the government in order to block Obamacare.
If John Boehner really wanted to prevent a government shutdown, he'd let the House vote on the Senate bill that would open the government back up without holding a gun to anyone's head, but as long as he insists on extortion demands, he's the reason that the government is shut down.