Boehner: Obama "fiscal cliff" offer "not there yet," but has hope

WASHINGTON Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:37am EST

U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner (R-OH) walks to his office in the U.S. Capitol after meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner (R-OH) walks to his office in the U.S. Capitol after meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington December 17, 2012.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday said President Barack Obama's most recent offer to avert the "fiscal cliff" is "not there yet," but he still hopes he can reach a deal with the White House.

Republican Boehner spoke to reporters after meeting with his Republican caucus to gauge their support for his recent offer on raising taxes on income above $1 million.

A vote on that legislation, an attempt to stem billions in automatic tax increases, could come as early as this week, he said.

(Reporting By Kim Dixon; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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Comments (3)
BOOWAH wrote:
I can’t see what there is to talk about. The Obama tax increase for the rich will never pass the House and the Boehner tampering with Social Security will never pass the Senate, so it’s over. Best suggestion……abandon sequester entirely! It was a stupid idea brought about by the GOP refusal to raise the debt ceiling. Something that was done many of times during the Bush administration.

Dec 18, 2012 10:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
ChangeWhat wrote:
Boner needs to be removed or let the president run the country. I can’t stand obama he is a liar in every sense of the word but unfortunately he is the president and boner well is just that, a boner. At this point Boner is entering treason against the american people. The repubics better wake up or do they not remember what happened last time they played their games?

Dec 18, 2012 11:24am EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:
Today’s headline:

“GOP’s Bohner Feels Squeeze, Comes up Short.”

Dec 18, 2012 11:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
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