President Obama was not happy when he took to the White House mics to address the press Friday. House Speaker John Boehner had just pulled out of talks to forge his “grand bargain” on the debt ceiling with just days before the final deadline to raise the nation’s borrowing limit.
Obama laid into the GOP, expressing shock that they wouldn’t take the deal he offered — which he said included big cuts across the board (including cuts to entitlements) in return for $1.2 trillion in revenue increases without tax rate increases. This apparently wasn’t enough for the House GOP, requiring Boehner to pull out and causing Obama to get as steamed as anyone’s seen him publicly.
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