It was nice to remind us what "bills" are. The Sun might want to re-watch their Schoolhouse Rock to understand that many of these "demands" have been passed by the House, then never introduced in the Senate, as Mr. Reid didn't want to force his red state Democrats to vote against the will of their constituents. Finally, there have been many times in history when there has been negotiations over raising the debt ceiling limit. This will not be a first. If President Obama chooses not to negotiate, it will be he, not the GOP, who closes down the government.