Obama Says He Won’t Sign Another ‘Short-Sighted’ Spending Bill
President Obama said Congress cannot flirt with another government shutdown, and although he just signed a resolution to fund the government until mid-December, he issued a veto threat.
“I will not sign another short-sighted spending bill like the one Congress sent me this week.”
During a press conference Friday, he said of the short-term resolution passed and signed this week, “We purchased another 10 additional weeks. We need to use them effectively.” And he admonished Congress to consider the long-term planning needs of the country for both military and non-military spending.
“We can grow faster and the economy can improve if Congress acts with dispatch. It will get worse if they don’t,” he said.