More ‘civility’: Obama–I won’t negotiate with GOP ‘extremists’

Tony Lee
Big Government
27 sep 2013

President Barack Obama said Friday that he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling with Republicans, whom Obama accused of wanting to negotiate “under the threat of blowing up the whole economy.”…

…”Nobody gets to threaten the full faith and credit of the United States just to extract political concessions,” Obama said, reiterating that he will not negotiate with Tea Party extremists in Congress who are engaging in political grandstanding and threatening to “burn the house down.”

On Obamacare, the President said the debate was “not about deficits,” and he praised the Senate for acting responsibly Friday in taking the defunding Obamacare provision out of the short-term resolution to fund the government that the House had sent over. He also said he would only negotiate over improving Obamacare rather than repealing or defunding it, but would not negotiate Obamacare “under the threat of a shutdown.”

As for defunding Obamacare, Obama said, “that’s not going to happen.” Speaking about Obamacare exchanges that are set to open next week, Obama claimed, “that’s a done deal.” …


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…“The White House doesn’t want to enshrine this notion where you can ask for this laundry list of demands and if you don’t get them, you’re going to blow up the economy,” White said.

“The economy is not going to blow up,” Santelli said, referring to the possibility of the U.S. missing a bond payment.

“You know what?” he added. “You might say the president knows the bond market better than me. But based on that comment, I don’t think that you do.”…

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