House Speaker Boehner chides Obama for bargaining with Russian president but not with Congress

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: September 19, 2013 - 2:10 PM

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner is criticizing President Barack Obama for negotiating with Russian President Vladimir Putin — but not with Congress.

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gimpyguySep. 19, 1311:29 AM

Interesting...it takes two to bargin, and I have not been playing really close attention but I haven't seen any willingness on the part of congress to bargin at all. Unless by bargin you mean..."do everything the way we want you too."

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crystalbaySep. 19, 1311:58 AM

The Get Obama Party has done nothing but throw tantrums and refuse to compromise since Day One. They even turned down Obama's grand bargain which would've given them MORE than they were demanding. It's pathetically clear that "compromise" is a 4-letter word to them. The very last thing getting their focus is JOBS (which they promised in order to get elected), and their only focus (obsession) is bringing the president down no matter what the cost to our country. Shutting down the government or taking the debt ceiling hike hostage again will ultimately backfire on them and the House will be flipped Blue. The last mischief resulted in a credit downgrading and cost the taxpayers a whopping 19 billion in higher interest rates on the debt. These people are a greater threat to our nation than the terrorists.

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texas_technomanSep. 19, 1312:00 PM

Putin was open to finding a middle ground. For the Teaparty faction in the House it's "my way or the high way"...theres a difference!

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ikyabwaiSep. 19, 1312:04 PM

I guess Boehner hasn't heard yet - we don't bargain with Terrorists!

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barb_hSep. 19, 1312:20 PM

How can you bargain with a bunch of 2 year olds, who have tantrums when they can't get it their way?

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formergopSep. 19, 1312:39 PM

Why would you want anything to do with Congress? They have no power. They just do what the Koch brothers tells them to do.

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clnorthSep. 19, 1312:40 PM

Sometimes the truth hurts and sadly this is true.

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clnorthSep. 19, 1312:40 PM

"How can you bargain with a bunch of 2 year olds, who have tantrums when they can't get it their way?" Parents do it all the time. Maybe it is time for Obama to grow up.

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firefight41Sep. 19, 1312:58 PM

Josh Gordon, policy director of the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan group that advocates for “responsible fiscal policy,” notes the president wants to exclude spending on continuing Bush-era tax and war policies. “The problem is those pieces of legislation had his signatures,” he added. There is no disputing, of course, that President George W. Bush was president for nearly eight of those 10 fiscal years and holds more responsibility for them than Obama. But Obama bears more responsibility than he is willing to accept, and misrepresents the Treasury analysis to minimize his responsibility. The finger-pointing also does not advance the debate over how to solve what everyone recognizes is a huge problem for the next president and Congress. “This whole debate really is missing the point,” Gordon said. “The point is where do we go forward from where we are, and who has a plan to reduce the deficits over the long term.”

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gearrunrSep. 19, 13 1:44 PM

"Interesting...it takes two to bargin... How can you bargain with a bunch of 2 year olds, who have tantrums when they can't get it their way?" --- It's funny, but when Obama releases his nearly bi-monthly scoldings, through the media, to congress about not compromising, I never hear these types of statements from you guys.

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