This shut down is equal parts an administration and republican created problem. The administration believes it shouldn't have to negotiate over a voted on and Constitutionally tested by the Supreme Court piece of legislation. The republicans believe the administration should negotiate since they themselves already altered said legislation by adding in delays and exemptions for certain entities after the passage and validating by the courts.
Bottom line is they are both equally guilty. Anyone that doesn't see that is a partisan hack.
I would like to see the President actually listen to what the republicans would like to add to the discussion since he opened up that can of worms. Right now, 2.1 million families are having to deal with not receiving a paycheck over the two sides bickering like spoiled children.
Who cares whose fault it is. Fix it, dammit.