This was a tough one. I don't think the government should shut down because they should be able to come to a reasonable agreement. Oh wait! The Republicans are in charge of everything, so that makes sense that they would want to take advantage of the situation to take healthcare subsidies away from people struggling to get by so that they can build an unnecessary wall & ensure that they and their wealthy friends can keep even more money. So if we need to shut down the government to prevent that, then they are forcing us to do it. One would think they might have learned something from costing us over a billion dollars from refusing to raise the debt ceiling, but education's not their thing.