Chris Wallace Calls House Demands On Debt Ceiling 'Over The Top'

This is a sure sign that your ransom note with the list of demands for your hostage taking has gone too far -- you've even got one of the hosts on Fox News calling it "over the top."
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This is a sure sign that your ransom note with the list of demands for your hostage taking has gone too far -- you've even got one of the hosts on Fox News calling it "over the top."

WALLACE: Finally, you've got two deadlines in the next month. First of all on October 1st, as we have pointed out, the government runs out of money. We have the possibility of a shut down. And then, as you can see there in on October 17th, we bump up against the debt limit. And the president swears he will not negotiate on that. Take a look.

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OBAMA: I will not negotiate on anything when it comes to the full faith and credit of the United States of America.

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WALLACE: Now, as you pointed out, at the same time he is refusing to negotiate on that, he has just opened diplomatic talks with the Iranians.

But I want to put up a list of measures that you guys want to add, and let's put them up on the screen if the conditions for adding to -- an increase on the debt limit. A one-year delay on ObamaCare, tax reform, build the Keystone Pipeline, limit environmental regulations. The White House says you guys want to attach the entire Republican platform to raising the debt limit.

Isn't that over the top?

MCCARTHY: No, we want to grow jobs. We want Americans start working again. How is that crazy? When in America -- when did it come in America that creating jobs was something wrong?

And look for one point -- they'll spend the time talking to everybody else. But he is not listening to the American people. The Bloomberg poll just came out that 61 percent of Americans want him to negotiate on where we're going on our debt.

Look at the additions since he become in to the debt, $17 trillion. That is more than our entire economy. Why won't he --

WALLACE: The whole $17 trillion isn't his.

MCCARTHY: Yes.

WALLACE: Was it $8 trillion or $9 trillion of it is his.

MCCARTHY: But why isn't he negotiating? He will negotiate everywhere else but he won't sit and focus on what is happening in America today?

WALLACE: Congressman McCarthy, thank you. Get some sleep. You were up late last night. Thanks for coming in today and we'll watch what happens on Capitol Hill over the next 24 hours.

MCCARTHY: Thanks for having me.

WALLACE: You bet.

Shorter House Republicans -- give us our entire agenda or the world's economy gets it. This is what we get to look forward to after they get done screwing up our economy with a government shutdown over "Obamacare."

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