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