President Obama Speaks the Language of the Shutdown

While answering questions from the press corps, the president tries to make his position quite clear.
0:59 | 10/08/13

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Think about it this -- demand a ransom to run out the clock. This is real for a nuclear bomb. -- -- too horrible to use. We're not gonna pay ransom this when you figure we should -- scrap -- victim called -- for -- -- -- there's no. Silver bullet -- magic wand. Meat cleaver cuts pockets -- A bunch of other rather -- -- past present him. A lot of recorded an old magic bullet here so they -- the line the so called fiscal what do not old. People hostage engage in ransom take this warning of the republic grand -- asking. You can dress it up anywhere you want -- today. Or hostage taking paying -- some sort of shotgun approach like that here on the -- Favorites and I just don't want -- governor. -- -- equipped but you can't. Burn down the plant I think most Americans understand. --

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