White House rolls out business leaders for next fiscal fight

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Oct 02, 2013 1:37 PM
Aided by business leaders Wednesday, the White House stepped up efforts to convince Republicans to increase the nation’s borrowing limit. Obama huddled with a group of leading CEOs in the Oval Office, where they warned that not raising the debt ceiling by Oct. 17 would be disastrous for the economy. “There’s precedent for a government shutdown,” Goldman Sachs Chairman Lloyd Blankfein told reporters after the Financial Services Forum, a collection of business leaders, met with Obama. “There’s no precedent for a default.”