Well, we’re entering some dangerous territory here, alright. Obama is using his and his supporters’ contempt for the Republican party to allow him to send the economy into a tailspin. He wants this – not only because he thinks he can blame the Republicans….he just wants this.
Via The Hill:
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Monday that President Obama is putting the economy at risk by refusing to negotiate with Republicans over spending and the debt ceiling.
“The president’s refusal to negotiate is hurting our economy and putting our country at risk,” Boehner said on the House floor.
Boehner expressed disbelief at reports that Obama would rather see a debt default than talk to Republicans.
“This morning, a senior White House official this morning said that the president would rather default than to sit down and negotiate,” he said. “Really?”
“The American people expect when their leaders have differences, and we’re in a time of crisis, that we’ll sit down and at least have a conversation,” he added. “Really, Mr. President, it’s time to have that conversation before our economy is put further at risk.”Boehner rarely speaks on the House floor, but this was his third appearance in the last week. It also follows a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week” in which he insisted he would not agree to bring a “clean” debt ceiling hike to the floor, and argued it would not pass.
Here is Boehner’s speech on the House floor: POTUS Would Rather Default Than Negotiate:
The GOP conference released this video to illustrate the unreasonable position of the White House.
Today, Jay Carney lashed out at ABC’s Jonathan Karl for asking a question about the debt ceiling:
Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!