Political differences exist. More often than not they are there and they get in the way of actual work getting done.
With this in mind it seems that the obvious response to a huge Democrats/Republicans disagreement is, of course, holding 800,000 government workers’ pay and jobs hostage because your party is too stubborn to accept that a law was passed. The rational solution is to throw the toys on the floor, stamp your feet and complain about something that has no way of being changed – it is law, and there is nothing the GOP can do about it. Except it’s not because it makes no sense at all.
Are you confused? I was too, but here is everything you need to know about the situation.