Speaking on the House floor just moments after House Republicans passed a newly revised debt bill, House Speaker John Boehner scolded the Senate and the Obama administration for criticizing his House bill after allegedly showing their ineptitude in being able to put their own bill on the table.
The Speaker brazenly demanded, “it is time for the administration and time for our colleagues across aisle – put something on the table – tell us where you are!”
The Speaker said that he has now presented not one but two different bills to cut spending by trillions of dollars over the next decade with a view toward raising the debt ceiling.
The Speaker admitted that while not perfect, his bill does not contain any tax revenues and “reflects an honest and sincere effort to end this crisis by sending a bill over to the Senate that at one time was agreed to by the bipartisan leadership of the United States Senate.”
Boehner was applauded after noting that he has worked tirelessly from beginning of his session to avoid a situation such as this and that he told Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner that Republicans would not raise the debt ceiling without serious changes to the way the government spends taxpayers' money.
Watch the House Speaker tell the Senate and Obama administration to "put something on the table":
(H/T: Fox News)