Republican Speaker Boehner says Obama refused to negotiate in White House meeting

WASHINGTON Wed Oct 2, 2013 7:08pm EDT

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (L) departs his office with his staff to go to the House floor for a series of votes on partial budget measures to send to the Democratic-controlled Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (L) departs his office with his staff to go to the House floor for a series of votes on partial budget measures to send to the Democratic-controlled Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington October 1, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner emerged from White House talks on Wednesday to say that President Barack Obama again refused to negotiate with them to end a government shutdown.

After more than an hour of talks between Obama and congressional leaders, the top Republican in Washington told reporters it was a polite conversation, but essentially made no progress.

(Reporting By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason; Editing by Stacey Joyce)

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Comments (32)
SanPa wrote:
Dear John,

My way or the highway isn’t a proposal that deserves to be negotiated.

Uncle Sam

Oct 02, 2013 7:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:
“Repubublican Speaker Boehner Complains That Obama Won’t Help Him Out of His Tea Party Turd Circus.”

Should have reined them in a long time ago, Bohner.

Oct 02, 2013 7:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Druidblue wrote:
Someone needs to inform Boehner and his conservaderp allies that “give me all your money and kill your wife, or *I* will take all your money and kill your wife” is not negotiating, nor offering a compromise.

Defunding Obamacare- a Supreme Court upheld, voter mandated improvement to our nations woefully broken health care system of yesteryear- is a demand, not a compromise. A compromise would be, “We don’t like the medical device tax. Let’s have a study on its impact for three months and get a report on how to adjust that section in a more favorable manner once we have the facts.”

If the ACA was going to fail and be the train wreck conservaderps say it is, they’d let it fail and dance slowly into the White House next time. Instead, they fear it will work- saving millions of lives- and the President and liberals will get the credit as is clearly warranted.

Oct 02, 2013 7:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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