“I’m happy to have negotiations but we can’t do it with a gun held to the head of the American people,” Obama said of congressional Republicans, according to a pool report.
The president made the comments while visiting sandwich shop Taylor Gourmet, just blocks from the White House. He told reporters that he and Vice President Joe Biden decided to visit the lunch spot in part because “we’re starving” and in part because it is offering a 10 percent discount to furloughed federal workers.
Calling the restaurant’s gesture “an indication of how Americans look out for each other,” Obama said congressional leaders should “take cues from folks like this.”
Source: NBC News