Obama warns he will veto any short-term debt deal
July 7th, 2011
06:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama warns he will veto any short-term debt deal

Washington (CNN) – Two sources close to discussions tell CNN that at the top of the meeting with congressional leaders today the president said unequivocally he will veto any short term deal that does not extend the debt limit through 2012.


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  1. Republican Robber Baron

    Good. Governor Jerry Brown had to do the same thing. No band-aids or gimmicks like the Bush tax cuts or unfunded corporate welfare. The only way to do this is BOTH cuts and tax increases. Grover is a fool.

    July 7, 2011 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  2. vic , nashville ,tn

    Short term deal now after three months same topic same discussion

    We know congress doesn’t work they don’t want to touch any major issues

    Good move president and be strong

    July 7, 2011 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  3. Patrick from Minnesota

    Two can play at this game Republicans. I look forward to seeing Boehner and the rest of his cohorts in the breadlines in 2012.

    July 7, 2011 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  4. Four and The Door

    I have to agree with him here. This is a good approach. This is not the kind of distraction that needs to come up again. It's not a pleasant task for anyone involved, but it would not be any easier down the road.

    July 7, 2011 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    Haha. How's all that rope he gave you working out for ya, GOPers?

    July 7, 2011 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  6. B

    I have a bad feeling that the President is going to cave in again as was done with the healthcare bill!
    If he does, McConnel will have it his way with a "One Term Obama" and the Corporations that OWN the Republicans will have won the day again as they usually do with Power and Wealth in control of everything.

    July 7, 2011 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  7. GMNewbold

    Removing the Republican party`s opportunity to make political mischief on this topic in an election year should help bring CHANGE to the way Washington conducts itself.

    By his demeanor and deeds, the President is changing the tone.

    The candidacy of Jon Huntsman is further evidence that some Republicans recognize this and are afraid.

    July 7, 2011 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  8. Hammerer

    Thought that everything was on the table.
    Does this mean everyone gvies except Obama

    July 7, 2011 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  9. terry,va

    The fool has not presented any plan for deficit reduction and jumps in at the last minute and expects congress to run a con on the American people in the middle of the night !!!! Not this time Obummie. I hope you are presented a short term fix and veto it. Everyone who isn't already blind knows you are the biggest fool to occupy the White House.

    July 7, 2011 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  10. JB

    Good job!! Mr. President they say cut 2 you say 4!! If they go for 2 send it back to them.

    July 7, 2011 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  11. g.o.p. greedy obnoxious partisan

    Rejoice America when Republicans take back the white house the budget deficit will no longer be a problem but a good thing.

    July 7, 2011 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Prediction. The Republicans will stall and stall until the President will act unilaterally with an Executive Order that does everything that he wants and nothing that the Republicans want. Then they will cry foul, impeachment, and everything else that doesn't matter to no one but their own base.

    July 7, 2011 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |