By JAVIER MANJARRESDuring President Barack Obama’s Tuesday press conference at the White House, the President came out swinging at Republicans for demanding “a ransom,” in their efforts to get what they want during the budget negotiations.
`Republicans do not get to demand a ransom- President Barack Obama
Obama stated,” we are not going to pay a ransom,” adding that because of the government shutdown, which he naturally blames Republicans of solely causing, their actions would cause a global economic crash.
"House Republicans don't get to demand ransoms in exchange for doing their jobs." —President Obama #JustVote
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 8, 2013
The President then went on to the issue of raising the debt ceiling. Obama, who is convinced that a debt ceiling increase does not signify that the national debt would increase, said that increased the ceiling would “not be adding a dime to our debt.”
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