Skip to comments.President Obama Explains the Shutdown
Posted on 10/09/2013 1:25:28 PM PDT by pabianice
President Obama Explains the Shutdown
Yesterday, eight days into the Republican government shutdown, President Obama spoke from the White House about the need for Republicans in Congress to stop threatening another recession just to sabotage Obamacare, stop demanding ransom just for doing their jobs, and just vote to reopen the government. He talked about the toll this shutdown is already taking on our country and the economy, and warned against the dire consequences of a default if Congress doesnt act to prevent an economic shutdown.
Keeping the government running and paying the nations bills arent bargaining chips or a matter of negotiation theyre a fundamental part of Congresss job. Heres how the President put it yesterday:
"If you're in negotiations around buying somebody's house, you don't get to say, 'Well, let's talk about the price I'm going to pay, and if you don't give the price then I'm going to burn down your house.' That's not how negotiations work.... In the same way, members of Congress -- and the House Republicans in particular -- don't get to demand ransom in exchange for doing their jobs. And two of their very basic jobs are passing a budget and making sure that America is paying its bills."
Watch the Presidents statement here, and then pass it on to your friends:
As the President has made clear -- and the press has reported -- the government could be reopened, today, with the votes of reasonable Republicans and Democrats if Tea Party Republicans would allow a simple yes-or-no vote on a Senate-passed compromise bill to fund the United States government. Its time for Congress to just vote and end this government shutdown now.
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Screw it. Don’t give in. Keep it “shut-down” which is a sham just like all the other things going on with the obastard government now.
I'll take your word for it. Thanks anyways :)
it’s his expense list...he owns it...stop paying for votes with our money
Yeah. Invite people to view the absolutely worst speech you have ever given. That will help...
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
He whines about how they won't do anything piecemeal, but that's exactly what they HAVE been doing with the governments finances
Then they screech about wanting a 'clean' CR bill, but what they really mean is a blank check
My Mama always said, stupid is as stupid does.
The more he explains, the more confused and upset people become. His explaining has never helped anything. Doesn’t he ever shut up? That would help more.
Community Organizers use such inflammatory language frequently, just like Obama.
Presidents do not need to stoop that low.