Romney is not running for Savior. The purse strings are, and have always been controlled from Congress. The reason why the Senate won't pass a budget is to keep the House from fixing anything. Personally I think the House should ignore the law too, but they're holding to it so they can point their fingers at the Dems and hopefully win this thing in Nov. At which point they have their chance, if the Repubs get both houses. The president could help or hurt at that point; Obama hurt, Romney help. But the presidency is neither a kingship nor imperial office. The change that is needed MUST come from the people, and that means the House, Senate and the state legislatures and governorships, the mayors, county supervisors, etc.