It is a reminder that this is high-stakes politics.
Here's her thinking, via The Hill:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) warned Thursday that it might require financial turmoil before Republican leaders agree to raise the nation’s debt ceiling.Here are the latest headlines:
“I don’t need to see markets drop 400 points [to be convinced],” Pelosi said during a press conference at the Capitol, “but Republicans may need to see markets drop 400 points.”
Pelosi noted that it took a stock market free-fall, in late 2008, to convince House lawmakers to rally behind the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which President George W. Bush had championed to stabilize a teetering Wall Street.
When the House shot down the initial TARP bill, the Dow fell 777 points. Four days later, the House passed the bill, with 57 members switching their votes to yes....MORE
Politico 4:52 EDT
No debt deal in sight, parties go separate ways
New York Post 4:55 EDT
Last-minute debt talks moving on several fronts as deadline approaches