House Speaker John Boehner called the debt-limit extension President Obama's problem.
"We passed our budget back in the spring, outlined our priorities," Boehner said at a news conference this morning on Capitol Hill. "When's he going to lay his cards on the table? This debt-limit increase is his problem, and I think it's time for him to lead by putting his plan on the table, something that the Congress can pass."
This is quite a bold statement by Boehner, considering that for the last few days there has been a substantial amount of discussion about how the debt increase needed a bipartisan solution because a failure to raise it would cause an economic catastrophe.
According to Business Insider, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the following on the Senate floor:
"I have little question that as long as this President is in the Oval Office, a real solution is unattainable. ... This was not an easy decision for me."