Obama calls Boehner
April 6th, 2011
12:48 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama calls Boehner

Washington (CNN) President Obama called House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday morning to discuss the ongoing budget showdown and the looming government shutdown.

Here's what happened, according to a statement from Boehner's office:

Speaker Boehner spoke this morning with President Obama regarding ongoing negotiations on legislation to fund the government. The Speaker reiterated that the House's goal is to prevent a government shutdown and make real cuts in spending, which the Speaker has argued is necessary to support private-sector job creation and boost confidence in the nation's economy. He told the President he remains hopeful a deal can be reached and that talks would continue. The Speaker thanked the President for calling.

The discussion lasted approximately three minutes.

soundoff (112 Responses)
  1. Julia- Idaho Native American

    Bone head tax breaks for the rich, let the workin' class pay for him and his corporate buddies that keep him in office, how much do they contribute to him? That would be interesting. bought and paid for dirt bad republican

    April 6, 2011 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  2. will

    Can someone tell me how cutting spending will create private sector jobs?

    April 6, 2011 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  3. Marry

    Well, never mind how much one likes ones job, there is always a day that is not perfect and work just has to be done. The President having to call Mr. Boehner, might just had one of those days…I will go and donate some money!

    April 6, 2011 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  4. ket

    the people elected these tea partiers to office despite what the repubs did to this country, so deal with it. just like whats happen in wisconsin and the rest of the country.

    April 6, 2011 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  5. Txman

    POTUS called and Boner said to him "We are broke and I'm being Teabagged Mr. President" *tears* ..

    April 6, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  6. rob

    Isn't the President commander and chief, top guy, boss of the country so to speak? I don't know the workings of politics in this manner but if the is the boss, can't he tell the elected officials to stop this back and forth game hammer it out? This is doing nothing but angering the public from both parties and showing the people the age old lesson of sharing and compromise growing up apparently doesn't apply. Share a table and speak face to face and not through the press or aids and compromise on a budget. Get this budget done and set the ground work for the next one so this doesn't repeat itself.

    April 6, 2011 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  7. Andi

    John Boehner sucks bricks. Why don't we shut him down in 2012. How about that Bone head.

    April 6, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  8. Steve

    Obama waiting till the last second as usual , this guys inexpereicene is shining through .

    April 6, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  9. Luke Brown

    Bohner is quite a guy ... exempts paychecks for congressmen and their highest paid employees but cuts soldiers and their families. Even the people who clean the congressional offices have to go without pay.

    No one can say the guy doesn't have principles... at least he's pushing for tax CUTS for the richest Americans and corporations. Bohener is the biggest hypocrite in Washington, except for that guy Canter.

    April 6, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  10. Gidget

    Boehner is so not concerned with 95% ofthe American people, only the few big business people that line his pockets. What a shame. I do hope that ALL republicans are sent home after the next election.

    April 6, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  11. Farai

    I agree with Jake. We never hear of Boehner or any top Republican leader running to the Pres. with any ideas. It seems like they are trying to slow things down so they can have something else to blame the Pres. for. Politics sucks.

    April 6, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  12. suzibee

    I am SOOOOO sick of the people we actually elect to represent us and how they act...it's obvious to me this is bout who wins, not what we lose.

    April 6, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
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