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Seht hierzu auch den Artikel vom 12.10.2013 mit dem Titel “Senate Takes Lead as House Republicans’ Talks With White House Fail” in der “New York Times“.

Seht zu den Gründen, weshalb Barack Obama das bisher letzte Angebot John Boehners heute abgelehnt hat, auch den Artikel vom 12.10.2013 mit dem Titel “Boehner: Obama Rejected Latest GOP Offer on Debt” in “Newsmax Media“.

Wir erfahren in diesem Artikel unter anderem: “House Speaker John Boehner told fellow Republicans Saturday that President Barack Obama has rejected his latest fiscal offer, Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho revealed.

The speaker also told members that talks are continuing with the White House, according to another person in the room who sought anonymity to discuss the private meeting. “The president rejected our deal,” Labrador told reporters after leaving Republicans’ closed-door meeting in  Washington.

House Republican leaders’ plan would extend U.S. borrowing  authority to Nov. 22 from Oct. 17 and would make some changes to Obama’s healthcare law, structured in a way that could meet the political needs of each side to claim success.

“The president has a number of concerns” about  Boehner’s proposal, White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Friday  after Boehner and Obama spoke by telephone about the speaker’s offer. The president is concerned that extending the debt ceiling for a short period while  budget talks occur would lead to a replay of the same brinkmanship the U.S. is  experiencing, Carney said.

White House officials opened the door to talks on ending the government shutdown, even as they held firm on raising the debt ceiling without conditions. When asked whether the White House was shifting its position, Carney hedged, saying the administration was “encouraged” by “constructive signs coming from the Republicans.” (…).

The indications of progress bolstered financial markets Friday. U.S. shares  rallied for a second day following the biggest jump since January and gold  plunged to a three-month low while the yen weakened and oil slid. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 0.6 percent to 1,703.20 yesterday in New York after  jumping 2.2 percent the previous day.

The rate on $93 billion in Treasury bills due Oct. 24 was at 0.26 percent, according to Bloomberg Bond Trader data, after climbing as high as 0.50 percent on Oct. 10. It was zero as recently as Sept. 19. The rate on bills due Nov. 29 was at 0.16 percent, the highest since  the security was issued.

House and Senate Republicans are starting to narrow their demands for healthcare  law changes, as polls show Americans are largely blaming them for the political  impasse that has led to worker furloughs and agency shutdowns. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Oct. 10 found that 53 percent of those surveyed blamed Republicans for the fiscal impasse, compared with 31 percent who blame Obama. (…).

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said yesterday he’s open to hearing  Republican proposals, though he doesn’t like the idea of extending U.S. borrowing authority only to Nov. 22. The Nevada Democrat said he would continue advocating a delay of the next debt-limit fight into 2015.

“Using their theory, we would have another one of these periods of bedlam here in Washington right before the most important purchasing season anytime during the year,” Reid said, referring to the holiday shopping season, without saying he would stop a  short-term extension. (…).

If the U.S. fails to raise the debt limit by Oct. 17, the government will have  $30 billion plus incoming revenue to pay its bills. It would start missing  scheduled payments, including benefits, salaries and interest, between Oct. 22  and Oct. 31, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Republicans should just concede and allow a vote to end the shutdown without conditions, Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, said in an interview Friday.

“We  should cut our losses and get it over with,” he said. “It’s madness to keep the  government closed any longer.”

Dass heißt, Barack Obama und der Mehrheitsführer der Demokraten im Senat Harry Reid wollen nicht, dass sich eine Neuauflage des US-Haushaltsstreits womöglich auch noch während der Vorweihnachtszeit wiederholt (ab dem 22. November). Die Vorweihnachtszeit ist außerdem gerade für viele Geschäfte des Landes sehr wichtig.

Barack Obama und Harry Reid wünschen sich offensichtlich einen Deal mit den Republikanern, der dafür sorgt, dass die USA von weiteren Verlängerungen des US-Haushaltsstreits zumindest im kommenden Jahr 2014 verschont bleiben.

Seht zu den Gründen, weshalb Barack Obama das bisher letzte Angebot John Boehners heute abgelehnt hat, auch den Artikel vom 12.10.2013 mit dem Titel “Obama Rejects Latest Offer, Boehner Tells Republicans” in “Bloomberg“.

Wir erfahren in diesem Artikel unter anderem: “The president has a number of concerns” about Boehner’s proposal, Carney told reporters yesterday after Boehner and Obama spoke by telephone about the speaker’s offer.

Extending the debt ceiling for a short period while budget talks occur may lead to a replay of the same brinkmanship the U.S. is experiencing now, Carney said”.

Das heißt, Barack Obama fürchtet, dass sich dasselbe Spiel mit dem Feuer oder Spiel am Rande des Abgrunds (brinkmanship) in der Vorweihnachtszeit wiederholen könnte.

Was nun den US-Senat angeht, so wurde ein Plan vom demokratischen Mehrheitsführer im Senat Harry Reid, die Schuldenobergrenze bis zu den nächsten Midterm-Wahlen im November 2014 anzuheben, von den Republikanern im US-Senat abgeschmettert.

Seht hierzu den Artikel vom 12.10.2013 mit dem Titel “After House talks break down, all eyes on Senate to end shutdown” in “NBC News“.

Seht hierzu auch den Artikel vom 12.10.2013 mit dem Titel “Reid, McConnell meet on debt limit, shutdown” in der Website von “UPI” (United Press International).

Wir erfahren in diesem Artikel unter anderem: “The Senate voted 53-45 in favor of moving Reid’s bill to a floor debate, but 60  votes were required. The bill would raise the federal borrowing limit by more  than $1 trillion, The Hill reported“.

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