Until Republicans get their way, the government shutdown continues. Unless Republicans get their way, the world economy crashes, after a brief delay. 

Financial terrorism is threatening draconian measures that would gravely harm every American. It is creating terror that these events may happen, then bullying opponents into concessions to prevent those events from happening. And if all else fails and their polls collapse, Republicans then beg Democrats to give them a break so their polls numbers don't keep falling and they can try it again.

The government shutdown must end. Now, period. Or there should be no deal. Financial terrorism must end and should not be used as a lever to attack ObamaCare, or to attack Medicare and Social Security, or for any other purpose.