The government shut down is crap. Engineered by the Democrats to cause as much grief as possible, and to punish the Republicans and the American public.
All parties have reached a stalemate that nobody will move forward to break.
I have an answer. Set up a national referendum, and let the people vote and decide how to proceed.
Make the vote binding and set it up as a permanent solution for when this nonsense happens in the future.
“We the People” are clearly no longer being represented by either party.