Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew had this to say in a Tuesday speech to the Economic Club. The President
will not accept measures that would tie a debt-limit increase to defunding or delaying the Affordable Care Act. There are not and will not be negotiations about the debt limit.
There it is in so many words. President Barack Obama insists on blowing up our economy and trashing what’s left of our national credit rating because his ego will not let him negotiate—anything—on the debt ceiling.
Obama’s shutdown. Obama’s trash. He’s even setting up for his shutdown.