If the government shuts down over a disagreement in congress over budget decisions, there's a constitutional reason for it. It's not as if this phenomenon comes from a different universe. Congress has the responsibility of apportioning the budget, and if it fails to do so, then there is no budget. This bill flies in the face of the constitution. Disagreement and negotiation tactics are part of life and part of democracy. There is no can't-we-all-just-get-along legislation that is going to work. Our government is not a government of toddlers, but a government of grown adults. If they don't want to spend taxpayer money to operate the federal government, they don't have to.