That would include congress and the White House. The only reason for a shut down would be a budget crises not a political one. This is the result of a one dimensional politically based decision that needs to be resolved without hurting Federal workers. Also the president has zero empathy for these folks. The impact they are experiencing he absolutely does not care about. The fact republicans are not out raged by his lack of empathy and not creating a veto proof plan demonstrates how out of touch they are. A true reflection of elitism.