House Speaker John Boehner, responding to President Barack Obama's rhetorical attack about the federal government shutdown, renewed calls for Democrats to come to the negotiating table to end the shutdown.
"Republicans have sent bill after bill after bill to the Senate to keep the government open, and Democrats have rejected every one of them - refusing to even talk about our differences," said Boehner, R-Ohio. "We want to resolve this dispute as soon as possible, but that will require Washington Democrats to realize neither side gets everything it wants."
Boehner said that with "Obamacare proving to be a train wreck, the president's insistence on steamrolling ahead with this flawed program is irresponsible."
"We must provide American families basic fairness and the same exemptions from the law that big business have already been granted," Boehner added. "It's time for the president and Senate Democrats to come to the negotiating table and drop their my-way-or-the-highway approach that gave us this shutdown."