WASHINGTON, Sept 27 President Barack Obama on
Friday called on House of Representatives Republicans to stop
"political grandstanding" and pass legislation to avoid a
looming government shutdown without cuts to his healthcare law
or other conditions.
"Over the next three days, House Republicans will have to
decide whether to join the Senate and keep the government open
or shut it down because they can't get their way on an issue
that has nothing to do with deficit," the president said in a
statement to reporters at the White House.
"I realize that a lot of what's taking place right now is
political grandstanding, but this grandstanding has real effects
on real people," Obama said.