Government Shutdown

Obama: GOP Trying To "Blackmail a President" Over Obamacare

Obamacare fiasco on Capitol Hill Continues


President Barack Obama accused Republicans of trying to "blackmail a president" by threatening to shut down the government or default on the nation's debt if he doesn't agree to block implementation of Obamacare.

"We're not going to submit to this type of total irresponsibility," Obama said in remarks at a community college just outside Washington. "I will not negotiate on anything when it comes to the full faith and credit of the United States of America."