(Washington) - House Speaker John Boehner says he sees no way out of the government shutdown unless President Barack Obama is willing to engage in negotiations with Republicans.
But on NBC's Meet the Press today, Cleveland Congresswoman Marcia Fudge rejected that approach, saying Congress needs to quickly pass legislation re-opening the government and also a measure boosting the nation's $16.7 trillion debt limit.
Fudge claims the president has already taken part in negotiations, but should not negotiate the credit worthiness of the United States.
She contends that as the shutdown continues, there are no winners only losers.
Fudge also admits that there have been glitches in the web rollout of the Affordable Care Act, but claims in the long run it will reduce health care costs.
Fudge joined Richard "Rich" Lowry, editor of the National Review, and Michael Ellis "Mike" Murphy, a Republican political consultant during Sunday’s roundtable discussion.
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