On Saturday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill to give back pay for furloughed employees. Some 800,000 federal workers have been on furlough once Government Shutdown 2013 began. House Republicans continue their strategy of passing small bills to fund specific programs and agencies while Barack Obama now moves the goal posts and demands both a clean spending bill for all of government as well as an increase to the debt ceiling. Obama refuses to negotiate at all until such bills are passed. While the shutdown drags on it is barely noticed as it has little effect on most Americans. But the clock is winding down on the debt ceiling as the United States Treasury claims it will be out of money by October 17. Meanwhile, Obama continues to lie about his own responsibility for the impasse.