In my lifetime the government was shut down no less than 17 times.
Of those Democrats controlled the House for 15 of them.
Of those 17, 16 ended with a compromise. The one that did not ended with a congress overriding a Presidential veto.
Democrats contend that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has nothing to do with the budget.
The Affordable Care Act passed the Senate as part of a budget reconciliation process.
The only President in my lifetime who did not have at least one government shutdown: George W. Bush