Re: Obama: I am willing to negotiate fiscal issues and _changes_ to health care law, but raise the limit first
posted at 10/9/2013 5:33 PM EDT
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THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.
President Barack Obama says he’s fighting the budget battle because ‘‘we can’t make extortion routine as part of our democracy.’’
Obama says he’s willing to not only negotiate fiscal issues with Republicans, but changes to health care law. But he says first he wants them to pass a bill to stop a partial government shutdown.
Obama noted in a news conference at the White House Tuesday that the shutdown already made him cancel a trip to Asia this week. He argued the shutdown is hurting U.S. credibility around the world and — quote — ‘‘makes it look like we don’t have our act together.’’
_____________ let me guess; this isn't negotiation or leading because Obama isn't giving into all GOP demands beforethey raise the debt limit.
OK let's do it and all claim short term victory.
Pass a 3 month CR with the requirement to meet on budget and ACA.
GOP wins, they forced a DEM commitment to negotiation, nice job fellas
Dems win as they forced the GOP to pass a clean CR (nothing given up under extortion), nice job fellas
Pass this and get to work and while Congress is at it the can raise the Debt ceiling to cover the next 6 months or better yet 12 months and we can hit it 1 month before the 2014's.
And what assurances are the wingnuts offering that they won't pull this stunt gain in 3 months if they lose?
How about this: Actually follow the appropriations process outlined in the Constitution.
The House sent their bill to the Senate.
The Senate, under Article 1, amended it and sent it back to the House.
The next step is for the House to hold a vote.
That is where the process outlined in the Constitution has stopped. With the wingnuts failing to even hold a vote.
The House has a vote on the clean CR.
If the wingnuts win and defeat the clean CR then they go to negotiation with everything on the table including ACA.
The Dems win and the gov't gets funded for a year, at sequestration levels, and the debt limit raised for a year.
"The next step is for the House to hold a vote"
where do you see this in Article 1?
mind you, I am not saying that they shouldn't, as I tire of this stalemate. I don't think you will find that in the Constitution.