President makes surprise appearance at Tuesday briefing, says admin has matched Republicans’ original proposal.
Pledges to “meet as long as possible” to get this resolved.
And: Says admin not invited to Boehner’s meeting with Reid at 4 p.m. Will call another meeting at WH tomorrow if agreement not reached.
Highlights from Obama’s presser:
Says he shouldn’t have to “oversee” a process that deals with last year’s budget when there’s only six months left.
“Happy to listen to ” any additional “reasonable” proposals.
Budget cannot be vehicle to debate every “ideological or political difference” between the two parties.
“We have more than met the Republicans half way.”