IF the GOP wanted everything as you say, the debt ceiling would not continue to be raised as it has been in the past with no slow down on spending.Wow, is there any place on the internet I can get away from bias? This poll is another sham poll. If this is an argument, you would ask if any of the parties involved are to blame. Not just varying degrees of one ideology's right over the other obviously wrong one.
Is the Administration acting like children? No. The GOP is. As I understand it there were some GOP budget cuts already in the piece the House passed, that the Senate said they would also approve. I will have to look up the number. But the GOP wants everything they want and if they dont get it, they won't put it up for a vote even.
So who is acting like children?
They don't have the votes to get it done legislatively, and the ACA was upheld in the Supreme Court even with Roberts, Scalia, Alito, and Thomas on the bench.
They are not only acting like children but setting a dangerous precedent. Lets get to the brink of default, and because we don't like something refuse to move forward until the minority's agenda is passed. Wait til the shoe is on the other foot, and the Dems do it to the GOP. Because now they will. Bad politics breeds more bad politics.
What should be done, is what we should expect them to do. Fund legislation to get us out of the emergency. THEN, work towards changing legislation they do not like. IF they cannot get it done through votes, then the system has worked. The people have spoken.
Now whether or not the voice of the people is an accurate representation of the good of the people is another matter. We have corporate controlled media, who believe the ends justify the means, and that viewpoints are not right or wrong but instead market share or market dynamics, feeding the population with corn syrup news via an IV drop all day every day, feeding us with false truths, half truths, misdirected facts and opinions masqueraded as fact. They are dividing right and wrong between them into left and right (black or white analogy). Converting issues and substance into opposition to the other party, so that truth and fiction are hard to tell apart anymore. Once we don't know what is truth and what is partisan cattle prods guiding us where they want us to go, into our opposite camps, then we believe anything they say. How do you find truth in all of that? Combine that with the fact that our politicians are placed in office not by us, but by corporate and wealthy donors courtesy of PAC's, Super PACs, and other contributions, and they owe their donors more than their constituencies. We are just cattle falling into line following the media as it tells us where to go and what to believe..... Sorry getting sick of the partisanry and lack of grasp on reality in this public domain.