Ted Cruz’s block-the-vote strategy http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/ted-cruz-strategy-obamacare-government-shutdown-97152.html
The US Congress is the most dysfunctional group of idiots in the country and the Republicans are leading the pack by far. They would rather shut down the government than support any proposition which would threaten the profits of their rich friends. Profit-driven health care is one of the most idiotic ideas ever. I hope that the efforts to thwart the Affordable Care Act fail miserably.