Dec 9, 2013
If a Government Shutdown Happens, It Will Be John Boehner’s Fault (Video)
Posted on Sep 30, 2013
President Obama on Monday blamed the looming shutdown on “one faction of one party,” but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid puts the onus on just one man.
House Speaker John Boehner is in a tough spot. The tea party wing of his caucus nearly got him fired, and it’s proving to be a rowdy bunch, deeply committed to defunding the Affordable Care Act at any cost. Nonetheless, Boehner could outmaneuver those rebellious Republicans with a reach across the aisle.
Here’s what Reid had to say, as quoted by The New York Times:
The House has passed measures to fund the government while defunding Obamacare or delaying the individual mandate for a year. The Senate rejected both of those options. Obama has said he would negotiate the implementation of the national health care plan, but not while holding the national budget hostage.
(Jump to the 29th minute in the video below to see the president’s comments on the matter).
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer
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