It would appear that the two sides cannot even compromise of what was said the compromise talks.
- *REPUBLICAN RYAN SAYS OBAMA `DIDN’T SAY YES, DIDN’T SAY NO’
- *REPUBLICAN ROGERS SAYS OBAMA TOLD LAWMAKERS TO END SHUTDOWN
- *WHITE HOUSE STATEMENT SAYS PRESIDENT SEES `PROGRESS’ ON DEBT
- *REPUBLICANS SAY NO FINAL DECISIONS MADE IN WHITE HOUSE MEETING
- *DEBT TALKS TO CONTINUE INTO THE NIGHT: REPUBLICAN STATEMENT
White House Statement:
The President had a good meeting with members of the House Republican Leadership this evening; the meeting lasted approximately an hour and a half. The President, along with the Vice President, Treasury Secretary Lew, Denis McDonough and Rob Nabors listened to the Republicans present their proposal.
After a discussion about potential paths forward, no specific determination was made. The President looks forward to making continued progress with members on both sides of the aisle. The President’s goal remains to ensure we pay the bills we’ve incurred, reopen the government and get back to the business of growing the economy, creating jobs and strengthening the middle class.
From Brendan Buck, press secretary for House Speaker John A. Boehner:
This evening in the Roosevelt Room, the leaders laid out the House proposal to temporarily extend the debt limit, formally appoint budget negotiators, and begin immediate discussions over how to re-open the government. No final decisions were made; however, it was a useful and productive conversation.
The President and leaders agreed that communication should continue throughout the night. House Republicans remain committed to good faith negotiations with the president, and we are pleased there was an opportunity to sit down and begin a constructive dialogue tonight.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) told reporters after the White House meeting that talks would continue as well.
He rebuffed characterizations that President Obama had rejected the House proposal for a six-week extension of the debt ceiling.
“Well, he didn’t say yes. He didn’t say no,” Ryan said. “We’re continuing to negotiate this eventing,” Ryan said.
“The take away from the meeting was, our teams are going to be talking further tonight. We’ll have more discussion. We’ll come back to have more discussion. The president said he would go and consult with the administration folks. And hopefully we can see a way forward after that,” Cantor said.
Perhaps the best summary so far:
Bush says House Republicans “remain committed to good faith negotiations with the president.” WH not using that “n” word.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 10, 2013