Settle down, Barry, nobody is trying to extort you.

Via Washington Examiner:

President Barack Obama turned to business leaders on Wednesday ahead of brewing fiscal fights, urging them to oppose GOP efforts to link raising the debt limit to further spending cuts and entitlement reforms.

“You have never seen in the history of the United States the debt ceiling being used to extort a president or a governing party,” Obama said in a speech to the Business Roundtable.

The White House and Congress face two looming deadlines. Lawmakers must pass a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown on October 1 and two weeks later must raise the nation’s borrowing limit to avoid a default.

House Republicans, though, are moving ahead with plans to defund Obamacare in their spending bill, a measure likely dead on arrival in the Senate. GOP lawmakers also want Obama to agree to more spending cuts before signing off on increasing the debt ceiling.

Obama told the nation’s top corporate executives that strategy would wreak havoc on the economy.

Update: Usually when someone whines like a baby it’s considered a bad thing, apparently the DCCC feels otherwise.

Obama: GOP wants to ‘extort’ me with shutdown threat

Drew —

UPDATE: Since Speaker Boehner issued his threat to shut down the government over Obamacare, President Obama has responded.

In a speech this morning, the President vowed to stand up to Republicans’ extortion tactics.

Let’s show President Obama that we’ve got his back.

Name: Drew *****
Supporter record: 9610632
Suggested Support: $3.00

Now that Republicans have put everything at stake over Obamacare, the only way to avoid a government shutdown is for us to do the same. The defund vote is set to happen in the next 48 hours.

Let’s show President Obama that he’s got 10,000 supporters backing him up before Friday’s vote.


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