I saw that yesterday....it was surprising.
This is a little disturbing:
While gridlock in D.C. is nothing new, "this time I think Wall Street should be concerned," Obama said.
"It is important for [Wall Street] to recognize that this is going to have a profound impact on our economy and their bottom lines, their employees and their shareholders," Obama said
It's almost as if he wants there to be a negative market reaction to this. So far it's not a very big deal.
Obama and senate democrats have contributed towards this partisan gridlock and have the means to negotiate a compromise just as "the other guys" do.
"If we get into the habit where one party is allowed to extort, ... then any president who comes after me we be unable to govern effectively," Obama said.
Still digging in, I see....
Tenets of the bill are popular among "all races" the president said. "The majority of the people who will be helped by the ACA will be white," he said.
Not only is full funding of ACA important enough to him, politically, to shut down the government...but he almost seems to be encouraging a negative market reaction to the shut down and the possible default on future obligations if this goes far enough.
Obama could end this today if he wanted to.
This post was edited on 10/3 at 9:11 am