Democrats weaponized government shutdowns long ago. If they won't bargain in good faith (and there's no reason to think they would - ever) shut it down. We're all better off when the government is paralyzed anyway. Government employees always get their back pay. Besides, when did Democrats ever shed a tear when millions of Americans were out of work under Obama? All we got was Media drivel over how therapeutic unemployment was! Either bargain in good faith, or shut it down.