In a letter delivered last week, the White House warned congressional appropriators that the president will not sign legislation to fund the federal government if the bill or bills cut overall spending below the level the parties agreed to during last summer’s fight over raising the national debt limit.
In other words: It’s those spending levels, or a government shutdown.
At a his weekly press conference, I asked Boehner to respond to that letter.
“Blah blah blah blah blah, alright, so?” Boehner joked.
That’s the official response?