U.S. Senator Rand Paul says President Obama could help end the government shutdown by negotiating with Republicans over the debt ceiling.
Senator Paul says President Obama needs to come to the table to reach a compromise.
Senator Paul says so far, President Obama has not been willing to negotiate about more spending cuts.
A recent poll says Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the shutdown, but also disapprove of the way President Obama is handling his job. Congress' approval rating is just five percent.