Barack Obama willing to talk with Republicans on budget

Obama willing to talk about budget
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Monday said he is willing to discuss with Republicans on the government budget to end the partial government shutdown, Xinhua reported.

During a visit to the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington D.C., Obama said he is willing to engage with Republicans on talks involving any budget and fiscal issue.

"I have said from the start of the year that I'm happy to talk to Republicans about anything related to the budget. There's not a subject that I am not willing to engage in, work on, negotiate and come up with common sense compromises on," he said.

The US federal government lurched into a shutdown after Congress failed to pass a funding bill before Oct. 1, the first day of the 2014 fiscal year.


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