US Treasury's Geithner:'can't promise' US won't go over fiscal cliff

WASHINGTON Sun Dec 2, 2012 9:55am EST

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WASHINGTON Dec 2 (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Sunday that he "can't promise" that the United States won't go over so-called fiscal cliff, insisting it is up to congressional Republicans.

"That's a decision that lies in the hands of the Republicans that are now opposing an increase in tax rates," a key sticking point, Geithner told "Fox News Sunday."

House Speaker John Boehner, the top U.S. Republican, said later in a separate appearance on the show: "I don't want any part of going over the cliff. I'm going to do everything I can to avert that."

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AZRonnie wrote:
This is just more Obama BS. Geithner is trying to blame the Republicans when it is clearly Obama and the Democrats who have been sandbagging. The Republican-controlled House has put forth several bills that Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) has thrown in his wastebasket.
Obama and the Democrats OWN THIS FIASCO. No one else.
Obama and the Democrats need to compromise, not the Republicans. No Spending Cuts, No Tax Increase.

Dec 02, 2012 1:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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