Eine Einigung im US-Haushaltsstreit ist weiterhin nicht in Sicht.
Seht hierzu den Artikel vom 7.10.2013 mit dem Titel “Boehner, White House harden stances as shutdown continues, potential default nears” in der “Washington Post“.
Wir erfahren in diesem Artikel unter anderem: “House Speaker John A. Boehner on Sunday defiantly rejected calls to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit, warning that the nation is headed for a first-ever default unless President Obama starts negotiating with Republicans.
“That’s the path we’re on,” Boehner (R-Ohio) said on ABC’s “This Week.” Of Obama, he added: “He knows what my phone number is. All he has to do is call.”
Sitting for his first television interview since congressional gridlock shut down most federal agencies nearly a week ago, Boehner sought to dispel the perception that he has been cornered by right-wing rebels and is desperately looking for a way out. In recent days, rank-and-file Republicans have said Boehner has told them he will not let the nation default on its obligations, even if that means raising the nation’s borrowing limit primarily with Democratic votes.
On Sunday, Boehner said he has no intention of collapsing in unconditional surrender. “We are not going to pass a ‘clean’ debt-limit increase” — one without additional concessions from Democrats — he said.
“I told the president, there’s no way we’re going to pass one. The votes are not in the House to pass a clean debt limit,” Boehner said. “And the president is risking default by not having a conversation with us.”
As Boehner hardened his stance, the White House did the same, dispatching Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to appear on four of the six major Sunday talk shows. Repeatedly, Lew said Obama is willing to enter negotiations to address the nation’s long-term budget problems but not until Republicans drop their campaign against Obama’s health-care initiative, end the government shutdown and lift the $16.7 trillion debt limit.
“We just spent the last several months with Congress creating this ridiculous choice where either you repeal the Affordable Care Act or you shut down the government or default on the United States. That is not the way we should do business,” Lew said on “Fox News Sunday.”
Republicans “need to open the government. They need to fund our ability to pay our bills,” Lew said. “And then we’re open to negotiation”.
Barack Obama hat heute nochmals die Republikaner im Repräsentantenhaus aufgefordert, den “government shutdown” zu beenden und die derzeitige Schuldobergrenze der USA (United States debt ceiling) zu erhöhen.
John Boehner hat hingegen heute nochmals erklärt, dass Barack Obama und der Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid die USA auf einen gefährlichen Pfad führen, wenn sie nicht bereit seien, anlässlich der Erhöhung der Schuldenobergrenze der USA in Verhandlungen mit ihm und der Republikanischen Partei zu treten.
Seht hierzu den Artikel vom 8.10.203 mit dem Titel “Obama renews calls on Congress to end shutdown, raise debt limit” in der “Washington Post“.
Wir erfahren in diesem Artikel unter anderem: “President Obama renewed his calls on House Republicans on Tuesday to vote on a bill to end the government shutdown and to increase the federal debt limit without partisan strings attached, saying that allowing the United States to default on its obligations would be “insane” and irresponsible.
He added that a default on the debt could “permanently increase our borrowing costs,” adding to deficits and the debt instead of decreasing them. “There’s nothing fiscally responsible about that,” he said.
Obama made the comments as House Republican leaders pressed demands for negotiations with Senate Democrats and Obama over bills to fund the government and raise the debt limit, but declined to lay out what they are seeking in the proposed talks.
Appearing before reporters in the White House briefing room, Obama said: “Let’s stop the excuses. Let’s take a vote in the House. Let’s end this shutdown right now.”
Speaking to reporters after his weekly meeting with House Republicans, Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) charged that “by refusing to negotiate,” Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) “are putting our country on a pretty dangerous path.” Obama has rejected Republican provisions to curtail or delay his health-care law as part of a short-term government funding bill and has demanded a debt-ceiling increase without “partisan” attachments”.