Now The Democrats Demand A Ransom: Senators Demand Spending Cuts Are Axed In Any Deal To End Shutdown – 15 October 2013

Mail Online

  • Obama once complained that Republicans were holding the White House for ‘ransom,’ but now it’s Democrats who could bluff their way to victory
  • Dems seek budget hikes on entitlement spending, and hope to win a short-term reopening of government to allow for a new negotiation soon
  • The GOP has all but abandoned its hope of rolling back Obamacare, and will likely only win token concessions as the debt-ceiling deadline looms
  • Poll numbers show more of the public is blaming Republicans than Democrats for the partial shutdown, which kicked in Oct. 1 

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