Consider the common ground the House has offered Senate Democrats -- common ground Senator Harry Reid is squandering by refusing to talk.
We want to re-open government. We want to restore vital services. The Senate won't budge....they won't even negotiate.
Why? Because ensuring fair treatment for Americans under Obamacare is evidently too radical.
The President provided big businesses a 1 year break to ready themselves for Obamacare, shouldn't he provide American families the same?
The House thinks so. So does Democrat Senator Joe Manchin. "Give them at least a year," he said. "...you gave [the corporate sector] a year, don't you think it'd be fair?"
Yes. Because it is.
But Senator Reid won't talk. He won't end the shutdown because he's insistent the double standard remain intact.
Senator Reid, let's not waste the common ground we have. Let's talk. Let's treat Americans fairly. Let's open their government.