Saturday, September 21, 2013

House Republicans, President Barack Obama said Friday, have gone beyond a Capitol stalemate and have moved to "holding the whole country hostage."

Speaking at a Ford assembly plant outside Kansas City, Obama delivered an extensive attack on the conservative Republicans seeking to hold up a budget extension and the raising of the debt ceiling if Obama's signature health care law is not defunded.

Even House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) opposes the tactics the House GOP is now employing, the president said.

"They will send our economy into a tailspin, just like Speaker Boehner said," Obama said. "Now they've gone beyond just holding Congress hostage, they're holding the whole country hostage."

The remarks were the third time this week Obama made the case against Republican attempts to defund his health care law. In Missouri, he tried to explain to Americans what the debt ceiling means and how a default would affect them, Obama offered an extended metaphor comparing the nation's debt to the monthly payments on a new car.

"This is the United States of America, we're not some banana republic, this is not some deadbeat nation," he said. "We don't run out on our tab. We're the world's bedrock investment. The entire world looks to us to make sure the world economy is stable. We can't just not pay our bills."

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Source: Politico


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