Debt talks between Obama, House Speaker Boehner collapse
July 22nd, 2011
06:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Debt talks between Obama, House Speaker Boehner collapse

Washington (CNN) –House Speaker John Boehner walked away from debt talks with President Barack Obama's administration Friday, raising the stakes in the country's ongoing effort to stave off national default.

"In the end, we couldn't connect. Not because of different personalities, but because of different visions for our country," Boehner wrote in a letter to his fellow Republicans.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    I keep hearing multiple versions of two distinct delusions from Republicans and conservatives alike. Sounds like there is a giant, jagged-edged rift down the middle of the party

    The first delusion is that Republicans are willing to raise the debt ceiling. The second is that the Tea Party freshmen will not vote to raise the debt ceiling under any circumstance ever.

    July 22, 2011 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  2. GonzoinHouston

    I've lost count of all the plans that have been proposed and then scrapped, mostly because of Tea Party intransigence. Grover Norquist has given the republicans permission to let the Bush tax cuts expire. Considering how much of those cuts went to the wealthiest few, it would be a good start. Throw in some entitlement cuts and some defense cuts and you're looking at a workable compromise. "Compromise"; learn the word Tea Party. It's what makes democracy work. "My way or no way", even if you firmly believe you are right, is an attitude normally used by monarchies, theocracies, and other forms of dictatorship.

    July 22, 2011 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  3. ConservaFASCISTS/Alan West = Masogonist

    I see financial disaster and the apocolypse on the horizon. The wreckless spending of the last decade is coming back to bite us in the butt. These financial terrorists -aka- Teatards, are willing risk default unless their demands are met. This is all part of the grand scheme of the New World Order. The Mark of the Beast is on the way. BEWARE!!!

    July 22, 2011 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Boehner lacks the leadership needed to get his party's caucus in order.

    July 22, 2011 08:59 am at 8:59 am |