Reid and Pelosi head to White House for debt meeting
July 30th, 2011
03:30 PM ET
12 years ago

Reid and Pelosi head to White House for debt meeting

Washington (CNN) - A White House official says President Barack Obama will meet with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the White House at 3:30 pm to receive an update on the situation in the House and Senate.

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  1. Atlanta Independent

    Pelosi and Reid tell president Obama use the 14 amendment to save America

    July 30, 2011 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  2. Pres Obama..does not get it....!

    Take the lead, take the is your plan in writing..? If not now then when..?

    July 30, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    The CRAP is about to hit the fan
    We better not bow down to the RE – PUBLI – CANs
    They want it THEIR way or the HIGHway and they’re not willing to shift!!
    So President Obama, Reid and Pelosi – You need to STICK with your script!!

    Just keep in mind that the Republicans are now being run by a very small minority in the HOUSE – Some of them are criminals and have no idea how to run a budget!!!

    July 30, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  4. BILL, WI

    The Dems and the WH waited until the last possible moment to bring the 2011 Federal Budget to floor for a vote missing the Sept 30, 2010 deadline. It wasn't until Apr, 2011 when they got budget for to the floor for a vote, risking a Govt shutdown in April. The 2011 budget has over a 1.5 Trillion dollar deficit, in spite of the fact it exceeded the debt ceiling. Was congress oblivious to the reality they needed to budget money for the debt interest payments? The deadline for the 2012 Federal Budget is in Sep. 2011. And the Dems in Congress say we have 18 months to get the govt. finances in order. Oh the games children play.

    July 30, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  5. M H Talbot

    The first Government workers to be laid off should be all the Congressional Staff! Next all the White House Staff! Then maybe they will wake up that were getting sick of this posturing!

    July 30, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  6. Bessy

    14th Amendement is the way to go. Tell all of those Republicans to go to hell and then America has to show them how to go there next election. They never have and never will be the people's party.

    July 30, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  7. 4merRepubCT

    Much as I like and support President Obama, it's time to put the Repubs in their place – let's send them to the hell they want to send the rest of us to.

    July 30, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  8. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    Hey "Pres Obama..does not get it...." how about you knock of blatant lies and educate yourself. The GOBPbaggers rejected the President's proposed $4T deal. How could they reject it if he "doesn't have a plan"? Your idiocy is matched only by the teatards in DC. Are you another member of the "we care for the greedy, not the needy" cult?

    July 30, 2011 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  9. Wise1Speak


    "We have fashioned a budget bill to Tea Party Republicans request, yet they continue to move the goal post. Now the jerks want a Balance-Budge-Amendment that has no chance at getting ratified by 3/4ths (i.e. '38') of the 50 states by December-2011. So we suggest you follow President Clinton's suggestion to use the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution."

    "Thank you Senator Reid and Congresswoman Pelosi. So you now believe it comes down to Bill Clinton’s recommendation which is to invoke the U.S. Constitution?"

    "Yes Mr. President, it comes down to the Constitution. Either you invoke the 14th-Amendment and save the nation's economic prowess and international markets; or watch the U.S. spin into a catastrophe from which the nation may never recover (much like previous European global powers). It is your call Mr. President."

    July 30, 2011 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  10. norma obrien

    Enough is enough. The children do not know how to play well with each other in the sand box. Our President needs to take the bull by the horns and raise the debt celling..and bring our taxes back to where we were when Bush cut them. Doesn't anyone realize you can't keep running a car if there is no fuel? Same with cut all the billions of dollars in taxes and then don't have enough to keep the programs that were being funded! I am low income and would welcome a tax increase up to where they were when Bush cut them. I would also welcome bringing all our troops home! The decision to go to Iraq was not was already well into its 7th or 8th year with costs $$$$ and manpower when he took office. I am GOP but I cannot stand by and watch this slander being sent to our President! Enough already!

    July 30, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  11. Discernment


    The last President to convert a national debt to a national surplus was Bill Clinton. The only thing Republican Presidents know how to do is:
    (1.) cut jobs and send jobs overseas,
    (2.) raid the U.S. Treasury,
    (3.) create national debts,
    (4.) start prolonged wars and send the young & poor to spend their blood in them,
    (5.) cause division in the nation between all Americans, religions, genders, and economic standings,
    (6.) cut education, food protection, and environmental support,
    (7.) attack the elderly,
    (8.) and tear down anything that is good.

    I trust that President Clinton know these wicked recalcitrant Tea Party Republicans, and he recommends that the 14th-Amendment of the U.S. Constitution be invoked. SO DO IT NOW!

    July 30, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  12. Doug

    Senator OBama voted against rasing the debt ceiling when Bush was President. TO every Democrat in America, their hateful divide and conquer great soceity party is far more importaint than the well being of our country and its citizens.

    We know what happens when these National Socialists have such a blind loyalty to their hateful party and its Dictator. The Democrat party today is even more hateful than they were in the 19th century when they were cutting eye holes out of their bedsheets.

    July 30, 2011 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  13. CBO

    Obama is going to tell them it's more about HIM that anyone else. That is why AGAIN he will bow as usual. DEMS.....when will you ever figure out BO stinks at poker. He will fold as usual. BTW, I'm still loving my Bush tax cuts and no doubt I will for some time to come.

    July 30, 2011 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  14. robert bullock

    senator reid and senator pelosi i am veary proud of both of you thank you for sticking to the script these repubicans just don`t know no better our children could get up their and do a better job than they can and most likely get the job done as well but i think a lot of you senator reid and senator pelosi and to the president as well none of you americans should not blame him he could do no more than the repubicans will let him do so i am going to say to you all lay off the president you get it he is doing a great job you watch and see how things get better and god bless america robert bullock cary nc july 30th 2011

    July 30, 2011 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  15. bill

    T'sah from Virginia:

    Do you really believe the nonsense you write?

    July 30, 2011 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  16. kat

    BHO, Pelosi, and Reid, non of which have 1/2 a brain cell combined are just whinning as usual. How can we steal, How can we lie, How can we bilk the Uniona, How can we blame Bush? Grow up you bunch of whinning idiots!

    July 31, 2011 01:36 am at 1:36 am |