Newsflash - that's the way the process is suppose to work! Of course, the Senate Dems failing to actually pass a budget for 4 years has caused much of our current "crisis".
The GOP has budged - they negotiated to raise taxes already. Now it's time for the Dems to step up and budge on spending. Clinton smartly agreed to spending growth reduction and tax cuts. Turned out pretty well for him and the country. Let's hope Obama takes a lesson on leadership from Clinton. It's a sad day when Clinton level leadership is looked upon favorably.