October 8, 2013 by The ReadyWriter
President Barack Obama held a press conference today to discuss the ongoing standoff over the government shutdown, which entered its second week today, as well as the looming debt ceiling deadline on October 17th.
“Take this drama off the table” the president said and let congress be on record for taking a vote today to end this government shutdown.
Obama let it all hang out even stating that it’s the tea-party who has Boehner and his colleagues in this petty strong-hold of threats. In the meantime holding the American people hostage until they get their way. The president stressed that he’s tired and he knows the American people are tired of this game of retaliation as well.
Obama says he urged Boehner to hold a vote immediately to reopen the government. A vote could end the shutdown today!