As the government shutdown battle enters a 2nd week, GOP and Democrats remain far apart, but the White House opens the door to a possible short-term debt ceiling fix.
The president's refusal. To negotiate just hurting our economy and putting our country at risk we're not -- negotiate under the threat. Further harm to our you know classmen that's what I -- negotiate under the threat they -- shut down. Until Republicans get a 100% of what they want. I have said from the start of the year I'm happy to talk to. Republicans about anything. Related to report this morning a senior White House official said that the president would rather default. Than to sit down and negotiate. The only. Speaker of the house for a plan John Boehner on national TV. Claim there are enough votes to pass only -- -- in this -- government shut him. I believe he's mistaken. When asked to speak to where -- break. Are you afraid this measure will pass. The government will reopen Americans realize you took the country hostage for no apparent reason. Republican leader. There's a conference call that the founders sitting down like -- -- important thing though. Republicans are ready and willing to negotiate. We invite. Democrats draw. The. There's no question that the longer. That don't limit is extended. The greater economic certainty there won't be in our economy. Which will be better for jobs and growth and investment. That's sad. It is the responsibility. Of congress to decide how often they want to vote on doing the important thing is that they not. Threatened default and that they not put our country on the brink.