On Debt Talks, Now It’s Obama and Boehner

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 24, 2011 11:33 AM
On Debt Talks, Now It’s Obama and Boehner
The day after President Obama reached a deal on tax cuts with Republicans last December, reporters asked him about the battle that was looming over raising the nation's debt ceiling.

"Once John Boehner is sworn in as Speaker, then he's going to have responsibilities to govern," Mr. Obama said, offering an early preview of how he thought a deal might be hammered out. "You can't just stand on the sidelines and be a bomb thrower."