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Emergency White House budget meeting fails – frank and constructive

According to President Obama, the emergency meeting was “frank and constructive” but the two sides have failed to reach a compromise.

“I remain confident that we will be able to complete a deal,” Obama said after emerging from the emergency late night meeting at the White House. “But it’s going to require a sufficient sense of urgency from those involved that a government shutdown has real consequences for real people.”

Reading between the lines

“We do have some differences, but I do think we made some progress,” Says Boehner. “I want to reiterate that there’s no agreement on the numbers. There’s no agreement on the policy riders.”

“I have confidence that we can get this done,” Says Reid. “We’re not there yet. But hope lies eternal.”

Reading between the lines, I’m betting on a shut down. Unfortunately, Reid’s statement is loaded.

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Benn Rosales is the Founder and CEO of The American Genius (AG), national news network. Before AG, he founded one of the first digital media strategy firms in the nation has received the Statesman Texas Social Media Award and is an Inman Innovator Award winner. He has consulted for numerous startups (both early- and late-stage), and is well known for organizing the digital community through popular offline events. He does not venture into the spotlight often, rather he believes his biggest accomplishments are the talent he recruits and develops, so he gives all credit to those he's empowered.

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  1. MH for Movoto

    April 7, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    “Hope LIES eternal”? Um, the phrase is “Hope SPRINGS eternal.” Or is he trying to tell us something?

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