All this government shutdown was totally unnecessary. There is a simple solution that came to me in a dream, or I should say nightmare, since Nancy Pelosi showed up in the dream.
The Republicans should have written the bill they wanted, sealed it, sent it to the House and Senate and the president with the instructions, "Pass this bill first and then we will tell you what is in it." The Democrats would have been compelled to pass it as they, and every union leader and Democrat in the country, had set the precedent for this proceedure with Obamacare.
This shutdown mess could have been avoided and the American people would not have had to suffer for the last two weeks.