A friend recently sent me a post by David Limbaugh which makes the case that President Obama is not negotiating in good faith on taxes and spending. It’s worth reading. It’s time for Republicans in Washington to negotiate with the understanding that they do not have a willing partner on the other side, a fact many of us outside the beltway recognized a long time ago. My suggestion is to threaten – and be prepared to follow through – to shut the government down. It will be hard for the president to accomplish anything if he has no government to command; and even those who would support his agenda will not work without pay.