John Boehner: "We Can’t Raise the Debt Ceiling Without Doing Something About What’s Driving Us to Borrow More Money and to Live Beyond our Means" (Press Conference Video)

Speaker Boehner held a press conference earlier today on his recent conversation with President Obama. The full transcript is at Here's a quote from the video:

On the Need for President Obama to Negotiate on the Debt Limit:

“We can’t raise the debt ceiling without doing something about what’s driving us to borrow more money and to live beyond our means.  The idea that we should continue to spend money that we don’t have, and give the bill to our kids and our grandkids, would be wrong.

“This isn’t about me and, frankly, it’s not about Republicans.  This is about saving the future for our kids and our grandkids, and the only way this is going to happen is to, in fact, have a conversation.  So, it’s time to have that conversation. Not next week, not next month, the conversation ought to start today. And I’m hopeful that whether it’s the president or Democrat leaders here in Congress, we can begin that conversation.”

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