Just What We Need, Now The Debt Ceiling Deal Is Blowing Up

John Boehner

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A day after President Barack Obama met with congressional leaders to negotiate a debt ceiling increase and deficit reduction package, the deal is falling apart.”We are this far apart,” Speaker of the House John Boehner said Thursday morning, holding his arms out. “It is not like there is some imminent deal about to happen.”

Speaking at a press conference on the June jobs report, Boehner said he doesn’t know what will come out of the next scheduled meeting to discuss a debt ceiling deal on Sunday. 

“This problem has not narrowed at all in the last several days,” he said. “There is no agreement in private or in public.”

His tone was far more pessimistic than when he reportedly told Republican lawmakers yesterday that there was a 50-50 chance a deal to prevent default would be reached within 48 hours.

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