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Obama admits

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:18 AM
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When CBS reporter Mark Knoller asked President Barack Obama why he refused to “go along” with any of the House bills to fund programs like Head Start or veterans benefits during the government shutdown, the commander-in-chief was blunt in his response.

He said if the Republican’s aren’t feeling any “political heat” then “nothing happens.”

Obama on Why He Rejects GOP Bills: If Theres No Political Heat…Then Nothing Happens

WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 08: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. Now in the eighth day of a government shutdown, Obama and his Democratic allies have reiterated to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) that they will negotiate but only after Republicans vote to approve a clean extension of government spending and authorize an increase in the debt limit. Credit: Getty Images

Here’s Knoller’s full question: “While you’re waiting for the shutdown to end, why is it that you can’t go along with any of the bills the House is passing? Funding the FDA and FEMA — where you were yesterday — and veterans benefits and Head Start. You have to be tempted to kind of get funding to those programs you support.”

Obama admitted that he is “tempted” to support the bills, because “you’d like to think you could solve at least some of the problems if you couldn’t solve all of it.” That’s what Republicans claim they are trying to do with the appropriations bills to restore funding to various affected programs.

“But here’s the problem. What you’ve seen are bills that come up wherever Republicans are feeling political pressure, they put a bill forward. And if there’s no political heat, if there’s no television story on it, then nothing happens,” Obama said .”If we do some sort of shotgun approach like that, then you’ll have some programs that are highly visible get funded and re-opened, like national monuments, but things that don’t get a lot of attention, like those SBA loans not being funded.”

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) uploaded Obama’s response to YouTube with the title: “Obama: Pain of Shutdown Needed for Political Pressure and News Stories.”

 

Minnow Slayer

by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:18 AM
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Roisin07
by Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:25 AM
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What amazes me is the the American people will hear these words out of HIS mouth, but it's like they all hear something else that says "It's never my fault". I feel like they have hypnotized America into believing all of the governments nonsense.

 

jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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He's right.  The GOP is picking and chosing what they want to fund based on what's getting press.

And that's not how this is supposed to work.


tooptimistic
by Kelly on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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He admits he is the one holding America hostage, and people will still defend him. 

yourspecialkid
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:04 AM
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 So the Commander in Chief not only is okay with, but admits to purposely using the families of our dead soliders for political purposes and a little press.  Absolutely disgusting.

 

 

Debmomto2girls
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:05 AM


Quoting jaxTheMomm:

He's right.  The GOP is picking and chosing what they want to fund based on what's getting press.

And that's not how this is supposed to work.



jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:10 AM
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I mean, seriously.  NOW they want to fund Head Start?  They slashed it to death.  Sequestration cut 400 million from that budget.

Interestingly enough, the other day the reps from Connecticut spoke passionately about how the shutdown was affecting thousands of children who's families rely on Head Start.

Recently we've seen in the news how the shutdown is delaying or preventing families of fallen soldiers from receiving they funds they traditionally get from the govt to pay for funerals.

Anybody wanna guess what the GOP will want to fund today or tomorrow?

It's piecemeal.  

Carpy
by Emerald Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:20 AM
And the Obama ADM isn't?

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

He's right.  The GOP is picking and chosing what they want to fund based on what's getting press.

And that's not how this is supposed to work.


Luvnlogic
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:21 AM
So the House plays politics by tying ACA to the budget. But when the Senate and WH play politics right back, THEY'RE the bad guys?!? Hysterically hypocritical. To sink to their level, lemme just say "the House started it"!!! Neener neener, bounces off me and sticks to you, no tag backs.
jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:23 AM

In what way do you feel it is?


Quoting Carpy:

And the Obama ADM isn't?

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

He's right.  The GOP is picking and chosing what they want to fund based on what's getting press.

And that's not how this is supposed to work.




Luvnlogic
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 8:24 AM
Ummm, yes they are. Which is his point. Without the pressure of citizens demanding accountability and the threat of these so-called leaders losing their jobs, they will do nothing!!! Give either side the piecemeal bullshit they want and the rest will be ignored. Sad, really.

Quoting Carpy:

And the Obama ADM isn't?



Quoting jaxTheMomm:

He's right.  The GOP is picking and chosing what they want to fund based on what's getting press.

And that's not how this is supposed to work.


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