One gets tired of the bloviating within editorials and from TV commentators concerning the government shutdown.
The government is shut down for two reasons. Harry Reid and President Obama do not want to give individuals the same option to delay participation in the plan for one year, even though President Obama unilaterally gave the exemption to his big contributors, Hollywood movie studios and San Francisco Silicon Valley companies among others.
The second reason is that some require the law be maintained as passed, keeping Congress and staffs under the law. Instead, unlike a self-employed carpenter making a good living, President Obama wants to give members of Congress and their staffs taxpayer money to help pay for their insurance.
A funding bill with these two provisions was passed by the House 228-201, but rejected by Democrats in the Senate.