Rep. Michael Burgess, a Texas Republican says President Obama's stance that he will not negotiate with Republicans is "the most preposterous thing I've ever heard. He's going to have to negotiate."
Associated Press/March 2012
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, followed by Sen. Pat Roberts, a Kansas Republican, leave the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Barack Obama says he won't let Republicans threaten a debt ceiling crisis to extract deeper federal spending cuts, but congressional Republicans say he has no choice. The tough talk suggests this year's political fight could be even nastier and more nerve-grating than the "fiscal cliff" showdown.
Associated Press/December 2012
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President Barack Obama, meet Congressman Michael Burgess. The president says he absolutely will not let Republicans threaten a national debt ceiling crisis as a way to extract deeper federal spending cuts. Burgess' take? "It's the most preposterous thing I've ever heard," the Texas Republican says. "He's going to have to negotiate."