The 3 boxes of freedom; the soap box, the ballot box and the ammo box
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Obama: GOP Doesn't "Get To Demand Ransom In Exchange For Doing Their Jobs"
PRESIDENT OBAMA:I also
told [Speaker Boehner] that having such a conversation, talks,
negotiations, shouldn't require hanging the threats of a government
shutdown or economic chaos over the heads of the American people. Think
about it this way, the American people do not get to demand a ransom for
doing their jobs. You don't get a chance to call your bank and say,
'I'm not going to pay my mortgage this month unless you throw in a new
car and an Xbox.' If you're in negotiations around buying somebody's
house, you don't get to say, 'well let's talk about the price I'm going
to pay, and if you don't give me the price I'm going to burn down your
house.' That's not how negotiations work, that's not how it happens in
business, it's not how it happens in private life. In the same way,
members of Congress and the House Republicans in particular don't get to
demand ransom in exchange for doing their jobs.
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