WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference with Republican leaders today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) once again pressed President Obama and Senate Democrats to come to the table and work with Republicans to find a path forward on government funding, the debt limit, and protecting all Americans from ObamaCare. As Boehner noted, Democrats’ refusal to negotiate thus far is putting our country on a dangerous path. Following are Boehner’s remarks:
“You know, Americans expect us to work out our differences. But, refusing to negotiate is an untenable position. And frankly, by refusing to negotiate, Harry Reid and the president are putting our country on a pretty dangerous path.
“Listen, there’s never been a president in our history that did not negotiate over the debt limit. Never. Not once. As a matter of fact, President Obama negotiated with me over the debt limit in 2011. He also negotiated with the Blue Dog Democrats to raise the debt ceiling in 2010.
“The way to resolve this is to sit down and have a conversation to resolve our differences.”