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October 7th, 2013
08:20 PM ET

Obama to Boehner: Hold a vote

Democrats are challenging House Speaker John Boehner to just call a vote. End the shutdown without any other conditions attached.

Boehner says a bill like that simply won't pass. So today, president Obama said "prove it."

So who's right?

By CNN's calculations, Obama is at least 3 votes short.

Dana Bash is on capitol Hill.


Filed under: Government Shutdown • News • Politics
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Jim

    I think it is a little grandiose on your part, Erin to say "both side need to behave like adults" etc..You seem to have made up your mind that this problem can be resolved if the Democrats (and Republicans) just give a little – haven't you? I haven't heard you say once that Republicans fought an election on this, lost; voted 32+ times to repeal ACA and lost and now, when called up on their fraud, have blocked a clean vote on keeping the shop open! When will you gather courage and call hostage taking for what it is? Or you think you can endear yourself to both the factions? You lose everything if you lose credibility and a sense of right and wrong...you become another shill.
    Well..if I am wrong, go ahead and make it clear on live TV what you really think what Republicans should have done and what Democrats should have done...and let the chips fall as they may!

    October 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Reply
  2. YQ

    Oh! I forgot would you wanna work for a country that wanted you to be a slave without and end in site?
    We are all damned up ? ARE WE? Yes the Senate should be able to vote however since they may clarify what Obama
    really wants – – Do the Republicans want you to know too?

    October 8, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Reply
  3. YQ

    Remember when they told us several times that our wonderful Gov. has a lot of charities they say they fund and they are literally dead? Remember when just last week the Gov decided to lay off unnecessary people who work for them?
    And remember the new funding(s) for things that are not for the people lately and are simply per say for the Gov? Or big businesses? THEY ARE THERE FOLKS YEAH! So? Obama doesn't want to lower the debt ceiling if he simply wants to help us with the stock market , and help us what's the beef?

    October 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Reply
  4. Monte

    well, i'll tell ya people. after watching crossfire tonite. leaves me with wondering, why it is that a x pro wrestler makes more since that all of ya. and for the record, the media is just as much blame as the politicians. its all politics and ratings, go for it jesse, I think u have a real shot at it since both other parties voters will just be glad to get rid od the bull crap.

    October 8, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Reply
  5. David Seppala

    Shutdown could be solved immediately if the Senate votes on the bills that the House hasalready passed. If they don't like them let them vote them down, forcing the House to redo them. Why not let the Senate vote?

    October 8, 2013 at 11:24 am | Reply
  6. carla

    Why are you calling boehner the winner right now he has won nothing he is holding America hostage there is no winners here it not him against Obama it him against Americans and we are losing...my retirement is in the stock market and it is dropping why because that is the new401k so please stop acting like this is a do test against him and the president cause it is not.....this is not a game

    October 8, 2013 at 2:12 am | Reply
  7. Lee Buchanan

    I WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT OBAMACARE BUT IT IS SOOO EXPENSIVE.
    My mom makes 11.00 an hour and does not receive health benefits at her job. She is a non-smoker and 53 years old. The lowest plan offered on the website was $257.00 a month and this plan only covered her @ 50% with a $6500.00 Out of pocket max and a $4500.00 deductible. She makes $11.00 an hour. There is no way that she can afford this plan. I thought this would be a great option but I am no longer a fan of the ACA.

    October 7, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Reply
    • Monte

      hi Lee emember also that the help low income families will get comes from medicad, and if you state doesn't expand it's medicad program we're out of luck, hum think that's about 12 million or so.

      October 8, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Reply

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