The whole progresive platform exists at the exclusive pleasure and with permission of the Republican House and under the direction of John Boehner. They have been the ones that have apporpriated the money to continue every bit of business as usual. They are there to serve as a final check against unbridled federal power and have total control of the purse. Not a cent gets spent by the whole of the rest of the federal morass without OUR HOUSE appropriating it. And in addition to appropriating it, they have the option AT ANY TIME of rescinding it and shutting it all down. Obamacare only lives with the blessing of the House of Representatives. OUR HOUSE. Absent the funding, it would wither and die. Write your reps to shut off the money.