President Obama will meet with House Republicans at the White House Thursday in an attempt to end the government shutdown and come to some kind of agreement on the looming debt ceiling. House Speaker John Boehner is bring 18 House Republicans with him.
I think it's safe to say nothing will come from it, more likely oBumble will just repeat what he's been saying. "No negotiations till I get my way". Then run out before the willing press to blame no progress on the GOP for being stubborn and continuing to "Hold us hostage"."The president thought it was important to talk directly with the members who forced this economic crisis on the country about how the shutdown and a failure to pay the country's bills could devastate the economy," Carney said.
Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said that "nine days into a government shutdown and a week away from breaching the debt ceiling, a meeting is only worthwhile if it is focused on finding a solution -- that's why the House Republican Conference will instead be represented by a smaller group of negotiators, including the elected leadership and certain committee chairmen."
But for him to finally start sitting down and talking shows he is getting a little nervous that we might not give in as he expected.