Knock it off, Washington. Grow up.
Instead of acting like a bunch of children fighting in the schoolyard, suck it up, act like adults, and do what needs to be done for the good of the country — pass a budget bill so the government won’t be shut down. Again
Consider the people, your constituents, who will be adversely affected by a shutdown. You’re playing chicken with their lives. Your job is to keep the government running — its credit and reputation intact, its offices open, its services available, its paychecks issued, its debts paid — by passing a budget bill. You were elected because the voters thought you were adult enough handle the job responsibly. Shutting the government down to score political points for yourself and your party is a childish, willful tactic. It’s irresponsible. It’s blackmail on a massive scale, and the American people, not your legislation, are the hostages.
Take your partisan squabbles out to the alley where they belong and leave governance to the adults — if there are any.