Defiant Boehner presses for 'fiscal cliff' cuts
Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. MemoliWASHINGTON – House Speaker John A. Boehner broke out the charts on Thursday to make his case that spending cuts must be part of any year-end budget deal with President Obama.
“It’s this issue – spending!” said Boehner, pointing to the chart beside him in the Capitol.
“Spending is the problem,” he said. “That’s why we don’t have an agreement.”
Negotiations over the looming “fiscal cliff” – the automatic tax increases and spending cuts that take effect next year – appear to have come to a standstill. Democrats are in no rush to suggest additional reductions to domestic programs, pushing the responsibility back to Boehner to outline the kinds of cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security that Republicans want.
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