Skip to comments.Obama: GOP a bigger problem than Putin or China(Declares open war on Americans)
Posted on 09/17/2015 6:15:11 AM PDT by bestintxas
Urging business leaders to lobby Republican lawmakers for higher spending, President Obama said Wednesday that partisan gridlock in Washington is a bigger threat to the U.S. than Chinese cyberattacks or Russian military aggression.
Our problem is not that Chinas going to out-negotiate us, or that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin is sort of out-strategizing us, Mr. Obama said. Has anybody taken a look at the Russian economy lately? Thats not our problem. Our problems us, typically. We engage in self-inflicted wounds, like this potential government shutdown. Its unnecessary. The president spoke to the Business Roundtable in Washington as the Oct. 1 deadline approaches without a federal budget for fiscal 2016. Mr. Obama said Democrats are ready to negotiate, but it should be over legitimate questions of spending and revenue, not unrelated ideological issues.
Some conservatives want to block federal funding for Planned Parenthood after a controversy over the agency allegedly selling fetal tissue for research. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, has said there wont be a government shutdown over that issue or any other.
Today some are suggesting the government should be shut down because they dont like Planned Parenthood, Mr. Obama told the business leaders. Thats not good sense. The notion that wed play chicken with an $18 trillion economy and global markets that are already skittish, all because of an issue around a womans health provider that receives less than 20 cents out of every $1,000 in the federal budget, thats not good policy making.
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You think Zero is a "fellow American"?
The Dictator is FINALLY getting blowback and it’s coming from the people. We the People are sick of this so-called presidency.
Boehner agrees with Obama on this.
It takes two to play chicken. Obama makes out like he's an outsider on the debate.
And he sees the issue as “20 cents out of every $1,000” dollars betrays his lack of morality.
I am sooooo sick of the DiC.
Unfortunately, drunken Johnny and whipped Mitch will cave and give him whatever he wants
” Our problems us, typically.”
(well, I mean ME)
” We engage in self-inflicted wounds, like this potential government shutdown. Its unnecessary.
(But I’ll make it necessary if I don’t get my way)
” The president spoke to the Business Roundtable in Washington as the Oct. 1 deadline approaches without a federal budget for fiscal 2016.”
(And WHO is responsible for providing the ‘budget’ ?)
” Mr. Obama said Democrats are ready to negotiate, but it should be over legitimate questions of spending and revenue, not unrelated ideological issues.
(Just kidding, it will be all about ideological issues. That’s all I know about)
He’s right, we do engage in self inflicted wounds. He is our biggest one ever.
Why the hell are business leaders attending his speaches when all he does is lie and promote himself? What a bunch of losers.
Which business leaders are they? Which businesses do they lead? No names from the author?
Thank you. I see “business roundtable” is not a generic term...
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