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    Boehner: Obama should negotiate on debt, but not with me

    Boehner: Obama should negotiate on debt, but not with me - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com

    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) wants President Obama to negotiate on the debt ceiling — just not with him.

    The same day he castigated Obama for being more willing to negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin than Congress, Boehner said he had no intention of returning to the one-on-one grand bargain talks he pursued with Obama in 2011.


    “I’m not doing that,” Boehner told reporters. “The House is going to pass a bill. We expect the Senate to pass a bill. I would guess the president would engage with the majority leader over there if he so desires,” the Speaker added, referring to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

    With his Speakership in jeopardy, Boehner in January told House Republicans he would abandon one-on-one negotiations with Obama in favor of a return to “regular order” whereby the House and Senate pass bills and reconcile them.

    With Obama refusing to negotiate, the Speaker has found himself in the awkward position of trying to draw the president back to the bargaining table.

    The Speaker has spent the last several days imploring Obama to disavow his stated refusal to bargain over the nation’s borrowing authority.
    ok, somebody please explain to me what is going on with Boehner? Does he forget that this current congress has not even tried reconciling any of the bills that either the house and senate have passed? maybe it is because one sides demands are too extreme to be reconciled?

    Why does obama have to negotiate with harry reid? they both want the same thing: a clean bill that continues to fund the government, and a clean bill that raises the debt ceiling. they also want to stop the damage being done by the sequester spending cuts.

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    Re: Boehner: Obama should negotiate on debt, but not with me

    Funny you didn't mention funding ObamaCare...that's the kicker.

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    Re: Boehner: Obama should negotiate on debt, but not with me

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Funny you didn't mention funding ObamaCare...that's the kicker.
    why on earth would the president sign any bill that includes his signature achievement?

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    Re: Boehner: Obama should negotiate on debt, but not with me

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    ok, somebody please explain to me what is going on with Boehner? Does he forget that this current congress has not even tried reconciling any of the bills that either the house and senate have passed? maybe it is because one sides demands are too extreme to be reconciled?

    Why does obama have to negotiate with harry reid? they both want the same thing: a clean bill that continues to fund the government, and a clean bill that raises the debt ceiling. they also want to stop the damage being done by the sequester spending cuts.
    The President is dishonest and can't be trusted - why would Boehner agree to negotiate with him? It's that simple.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Boehner: Obama should negotiate on debt, but not with me

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    why on earth would the president sign any bill that includes his signature achievement?
    Because that is the point of what the Repubs in the House are doing.

    Actually, if the Senate and Obama don't go along, they alone will be at fault for a government shutdown.

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    Re: Boehner: Obama should negotiate on debt, but not with me

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Because that is the point of what the Repubs in the House are doing.

    Actually, if the Senate and Obama don't go along, they alone will be at fault for a government shutdown.
    if the house manages to pass a bill that funds the government but includes language that defunds part of the Affordable care act, the senate will just remove the language that defunds part of the affordable care act and send it back to the house.

    why would the senate and white house be to blame if they refuse to accept anything that defunds part of the affordable care act?

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    Re: Boehner: Obama should negotiate on debt, but not with me

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    The President is dishonest and can't be trusted - why would Boehner agree to negotiate with him? It's that simple.
    Boehner has to negotiate: either with obama, harry reid, or else he will have to negotiate with Nancy Pelosi to pass something that house democrats can support

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    Re: Boehner: Obama should negotiate on debt, but not with me

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    if the house manages to pass a bill that funds the government but includes language that defunds part of the Affordable care act, the senate will just remove the language that defunds part of the affordable care act and send it back to the house.

    why would the senate and white house be to blame if they refuse to accept anything that defunds part of the affordable care act?
    There will be filibusters in the Senate and the deadline for funding OC is the day after the debt limit vote.

    Your right, unless the Senate is willing to defund OC, there won't be funding for anything.

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    Re: Boehner: Obama should negotiate on debt, but not with me

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    There will be filibusters in the Senate and the deadline for funding OC is the day after the debt limit vote.

    Your right, unless the Senate is willing to defund OC, there won't be funding for anything.
    that negotiating position is not rational, putting the entire funding of the government on the sacrificial alter just to destroy the affordable care act?

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    Re: Boehner: Obama should negotiate on debt, but not with me

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    that negotiating position is not rational, putting the entire funding of the government on the sacrificial alter just to destroy the affordable care act?
    Actually, it would be the Dems not funding the government by their support of the PPACA at all costs...
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