In my opinion, all those knuckleheads in the GOP are taking their marching orders from none other than Ted Cruz. ICE should deport him back to Canada as a discident and a trouble maker. As for the rest, you could not create one complete, compassionate, understanding, intelligent brain from all those 50 or more tea partiers or tea party followers.
There used to be an old joke before the word "nigger" was deemed to an unacceptable term. It went something like: If you put three upstanding white businessmen in a jail cell with 1 jive-talking black man, you would end up with 3 jive-talking white businessmen instead of one slightly more educated black man. The point is, all those people who are hell-bent on bringing down the government because it supposedly "won't be as bad as everyone says", are actually dumbing-down their own party by accepting the views of one of the most radical, degenerate voices in their party.
So no, I don't believe a solution will be reached before the deadline passes. And I refuse to blame the President for sticking to his guns when it happens. He is absolutely right when he says that to yield to these ransom demands of the GOP would result in ransom demands for every bit of legislation, as well as for every president that comes after him. It's a truly sorry state of affairs, and I sure hope that there is a rabit Obama can pull out of a hat, because that's what this country needs now.