The goverment has shut down at least 17 times since the 70's and it use to be called "Stop gap measure" when both sides of the isle could not agree on a way to go forward, ussually lasting a few days to a couple of weeks. The goverment also shuts down for two weeks during Christmas holiday and numerous 3 day weekends during the year. Obamas handlers are manipulating the Low information voter via the Obama loving media.
The Democrats don't want a no stinking budget budget. If they did they would have passed one when they were in control of both the House and Senate. If there is a budget the Democrats free spending gets restricted. The fact is it isn't the Republicans refusing to compromise it is the Democrats in the Senate who are refusing to negotiate.