I’m not sure Rand Paul gets it on this one because he’s already blinking. There are no negotiations. Democrats are UNWILLING to negotiate and give the American people the same waiver they’ve given big business and that’s why they shut the government down. When Democrats decide they want be fair they will reopen the government. Until then it’s all on them:
POLITICO – Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday said he would support a short-term funding measure “to keep the government open while we negotiate.”
“I think what we could do is pass a very short term, maybe not six weeks, but what about one week, so we could negotiate over a week,” the Kentucky Republican told CNN’s “New Day.” “I think a continuing bill to keep the government open while we negotiate is a good idea. I do agree that negotiating with the government closed probably to [Democrats] appears like strong-arm tactics.”
But it does need to be short-term enough “that we are having an active negotiation that we don’t just say we’re going to fund it for three months or two months and come back,” he said.
“I think if we did it for a week or two, we could still continue to negotiate, have a conference committee and really I think the American people do want us to work this out,” Paul said.