The big wigs met yesterday and the government is still shut down. According to Pulse of Radio,
President Obama met with congressional leaders yesterday (October 2nd) for the first time since the government shutdown began a day earlier, but there was no sign of any progress made to end the standoff. After the meeting, House Speaker John Boehner told reporters that Obama, quote, “refuses to negotiate. All we’re asking for here is a discussion and fairness for the American people under Obamacare.” But in a CNBC interview before the meeting, Obama said he wouldn’t negotiate with Republicans until the government is reopened and Congress votes to raise the debt limit, saying, “If we get in the habit where a few folks, an extremist wing of one party, whether it’s Democrat or Republican, are allowed to extort concessions based on a threat [to] undermine the full faith and credit of the United States, then any president who comes after me, not just me, will find themselves unable to govern effectively.” Also yesterday, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation to reopen the nation’s parks and the National Institutes of Health, but both the Democratic-led Senate and the White House said they wouldn’t approve piecemeal legislation to restart parts of the government here and there.
This is not going to turn out well for America if they keep acting like this. SMH.