Cantor suggests little agreement in WH meeting 

Republicans have just exited a meeting with President Obama and by the sound of things, the two sides remain far apart on how to move forward with a plan to shrink the nation's massive deficit in exchange for raising the Treasury's $14.3 trillion borrowing limit.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., suggested that Obama told the the House Republican conference he wants to keep up federal spending, which didn't go over well with the GOP lawmakers in the room.

"The president had talked about a need for us to continue to ‘invest’ from a Washington standpoint, which to a lot of us is code for more Washington spending, something we can't afford right now," Cantor said.

Cantor said much of the White House discussion focused on "the philosophical difference on whether Washington should continue to pump money into the economy, or whether we should provide an incentive for entrepreneurs and small businesses to grow."

Obama will meet with House Democrats on Thursday.

 

 

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