Skip to comments.‘Exasperated’ Obama tells congressional leaders he ‘will not negotiate’ (Obama owns the shutdown)
Posted on 10/02/2013 4:28:13 PM PDT by tobyhill
An exasperated President Obama on Wednesday met with congressional leaders at the White House to discuss the budget standoff that has shut down parts of the federal government for the first time in 17 years, making it clear to them that he will not bargain with Obamacare.
The top four leaders of both parties from both houses gathered for an hour and a half seesion in the Oval Office without any staff. After the meeting, Speaker John Boehner said the president reiterated tonight he will not negotiate.
According to a White House official, the president planned to use the meeting to urge the House leaders to pass a clean continuing resolution without what Obama has called ideological demands such as riders aimed at undermining his signature health-care law so that the government can reopen.
Obama also planned to call on Congress to act to raise the debt ceiling to pay the bills we have already incurred and avoid devastating consequences on our economy, the official said.
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DICTATORS don’t Negotiate...ONLY DEMOCRACIES have people who NEGOTIATE!! We ARE a BANANA REPUBLIC!!
Why should Congress attempt to deal with a totalitarian?
So what was the point in going, John?
The GOP really needs to stand pat on this one - Obama is going to completely freak out.
call on Congress to act to raise the debt ceiling to pay the bills we have already incurred and avoid devastating consequences on our economy,
Ad nauseum. He sounds like Chatty Kathy, I wonder who is
pulling his string?
If I hear him say “full faith and credit” one more time...
You built it. Nobody else made it happen. It's ALL YOURS Democrats. You own it. You made your ball and chain, now walk the plank.
How come nobody’s coming up with the solution of making Obamacare voluntary? This is what Obama promised when campaigning against hillary. If Obamacare is as great as Obama says it is, in time people will be thrilled to sign up, and it would take the pressure off for now.
“We conservatives keep offering the olive branch of bi-partisan negotiation, but 0bama wants to keep the government shut down.
How many women and children have to suffer before he comes to the table?”
I thought raising the d3ebt ceiling was purely a ceremonial exercise, completely devoid of ANY association with the actual debt.
Just saw a replay.,,
Boehner I would hope that my friends on the left would listen to the American people and sit down and have serious discussions on ending this.
Reid One thing we made clear, we will absolutely not move on Obamacare.
Impeach him and see how he likes that.
Bammy needs to eat his peas.
satan always overplays his hand.
One just has to sweet talk the 'rats into setting you free of it.
Obama’s personal Homo-Black-Lib-care is more important to him than the survival of our country.
I won’t like it, but the entire thing can crash and burn to the ground before I would yield to this dictator POS. Never surrender....
We can’t let Obama and his filthy democrats scare us into compliance. To take the heart and soul of America away from us, he would have to kill each and every one of us and I do not believe they are capable.
God Save the Republic......
If Obiecare is such a great deal and people just can’t wait to sign up, why is it manditory?