"My colleague in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, tried to bring Mr. Obama's plan, such as it is, to the floor of the Senate for a vote. The Democratic leader of the Senate refused to allow a vote on it, because he knows that Mr. Obama's proposal is either so unserious, or so disastrous, that it can't even pass a Democratic Senate.
"We have tried to reach out in these negotiations. Some would argue we have reached too far. Yet Mr. Obama continues to demand more and more money that this country simply does not have. Obama is being an inflexible demagogue, and he is not negotiating in good faith.
"As a result, the Republicans in the House are walking away from these negotiations.