It is very simple. The GOP has voted 40 times in the House to repeal ObamaCare. Now they want to defund (delay) it for one year. One year from now is the mid-term elections which the Republicans hope will give them a majority in Congress at which time they can then vote to repeal ObamaCare again, this time with the repeal passing both houses of Congress. The GOP knows that if ObamaCare launches and then runs for a whole year, a lot of the kinks will get worked out, and millions and millions and millions and millions of people will grow to like it. A lot. And then the GOP is fucked on the mid-terms. So they are doing a Hail Mary pass right now. They are desperate and holding the entire country hostage. The Democrats sure as shit would not want to shut the government down or delay Obamacare for a year. They know time is on their side. That is how you know this shutdown is all on the GOP. The GOP fucked up big time. Healthcare costs have been a problem for the country for a long time. That's why we almost got HillaryCare. That's why even the right wing Heritage foundation investigated the problem and suggested a health insurance mandate as part of the solution. But what did the GOP do about rising healthcare costs when it controlled all three branches of government? Anyone? Anyone? NOTHING!!!! That's what. Then the Democrats get back and power and put a plan on the table. America decided their plan was better than NOTHING. And that's how we got to where we are. And so what is the GOP's alternative plan to ObamaCare? What is the GOP finally come up with to reform out of control health care costs? NOTHING!!!! Still...NOTHING!!!! This is beyond amazing. Even at this too late date, their only alternative plan is NOTHING!!!!. And that is why they are holding their breath until they turn blue now. This is just how far my beloved party has fallen.