Obama, Pelosi say 'clean' bills needed for debt ceiling, restart

WASHINGTON Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:29pm EDT

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi exits the White House to speak to reporters after a meeting between House of Representatives Democrats and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington October 9, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi exits the White House to speak to reporters after a meeting between House of Representatives Democrats and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington October 9, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama spoke by phone on Sunday with Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, to discuss the need for "clean" legislation that would increase the debt limit for a year and restart government, free from any other policy demands, the White House said.

"The President and the Leader also discussed their willingness, once the debt limit is raised and the government reopened, to negotiate on a longer-term budget solution that will grow our economy and create jobs," the White House said in a statement.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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Seems Obama is still playing bait and switch same as last 5 years – say something to get a deal and then do the opposite. Obamacare was promoted as not a tax and not adding a dime to deficit but Supreme Court said ACA was only lawful if it was a tax, and the cost is over a trillion dollars increase in deficit.

Oct 13, 2013 5:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
2Borknot2B wrote:
SeekingAnswers: Additionally, the health insurance company scammers, took Medicare money, deposited by US citizen labor product, and out sourced the “system” to a Foreign country at the tune of approximately $600 million (that we know of.) Why didn’t that money stay here? It is possible the Key Stone pipe line is mixed up in this somehow. Not quite clear, yet, as to how. Just add up the main 21 health insurance companies CEO’s, board members and top earners receive in profits and you to can see what your insurance will get you. Bankrupt.

Oct 13, 2013 7:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CountryPride wrote:
The Spendocrats, Democrap, psycopaths the Democrats!

No, Trillions of dollars in revenue isn’t enough to run this country on, we have to go a Trillion dollars in debt more every year so we can throw foreign aid to terrorists and warmonger in sovereign countries problems around the world. And of course the Democrats favorite pork programs like:

If you can believe it, the U.S. government has spent $175,587 “to determine if cocaine makes Japanese quail engage in sexually risky behavior”.

The U.S. government spent $200,000 on “a tattoo removal program” in Mission Hills, California.

The federal government has shelled out $3 million to researchers at the University of California at Irvine to fund their research on video games such as World of Warcraft. Wouldn’t we all love to have a “research job” like that?

The federal government once spent 30 million dollars on a program that was designed to help Pakistani farmers produce more mangos.

A total of $615,000 was given to the University of California at Santa Cruz to digitize photos, T-shirts and concert tickets belonging to the Grateful Dead.

China lends us more money than any other foreign nation, but that didn’t stop our government from spending 17.8 million dollars on social and environmental programs for China.

The U.S. government once spent 2.6 million dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly.

But let’s listen to the corrupt media and the pile of Democrap and their false messiah OWEbama, we need a clean spending bill and need to raise the debt ceiling for more of this! Where is the justice to stop these insane criminals!

Oct 13, 2013 10:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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