WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Friday night that House Speaker John Boehner was “walking away” from negotiations to the nation’s debt ceiling and avert financial catastrophe.
Still, Obama said he was expecting congressional leaders from both parties at the White House Saturday morning.
In a dramatic appearance in the White House briefing room Obama said it was up to congressional leaders to explain to him how they intend to avoid the default that is threatened after Aug. 2.
“I expect them to have an answer in terms of how they intend to get this thing done in the course of the next week. The American people expect action,” Obama said.
“This was an extraordinary fair deal,” said the president. “If it was unbalanced, it was unbalanced in the direction of not enough revenue.”
He said Republicans need to ask themselves, “Can they say ‘yes’ to anything?”
“We have now run out of time,” said Obama. “What we’re not going to do is continue to play games and string this along,” said the president. “I’ve been left at the altar now a couple of times.”
He added, “I cannot believe that Congress would be that irresponsible that they would not pass a package to avoid a self inflicted wound.”
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SG2’s rant: John Boehner is not fit to hold the position as Speaker of The House. He is reckless & irresponsible. Leaving a deal on the table and walking away from the Country’s crisis proves incompetence!
What are your thoughts, 3 Chics?