This one is the craziest of them all. Shutting down the government will not stop Obamacare. Let me repeat that: SHUTTING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT STOP OBAMACARE. Shutting down the government WILL hurt the economy and small business owners like me. If congress refuses to fund the government unless it can defund Obamacare, not only will they shut down the government, they will again default on our debt and put us at further risk of credit downgrades and stalled economic growth. WHY must we keep shooting ourselves in the foot like this? I tell the folks who work for me all the time: problems will arise on their own, don't create them. But it seems like our good friends on capital hill don't apply that same wisdom to their work. Politically I understand that there is a sizeable portion of the electorate who do not want Obamacare to be implemented. A LOT of people don't understand Obamacare and they are scared of it for that very reason. I get it, I really do. The administration did a poor job of explaining it. But the way to make that change is to win elections, to convince voters that you have a better way. Republicans have offered neither: no alternatives to Obamacare for voters to consider (at least not that they are willing to talk about) and no real effort to make adjustments to their platform to be more inclusive; hence, gaining more potential voters. IF Republicans continue down this path I am predicting now that they will also lose the House in 2014, in spite of the gerrymandering. There are enough people driven more by their everyday living needs than their ideology in this country to do just that. Twice they've shut down the government in the last 30 years and both times they paid for it at the ballot box during the next election. Believe it or not, this too would not be good for the country, as I've stated on many occasions before, because total rule by one party has never worked well for us.