Friday, November 30, 2012

Fiscal cliff talks: 'Right now, almost nowhere'

So far, so good. In a press conference on Friday afternoon, Speaker of the House John Boehner indicated the Republican Party is not going to agree to President Obama's fiscal cliff plan -- which is really a plan for unlimited tax hikes.

The president's plan calls for $1.6 trillion in tax increases, as well as authority to raise the debt ceiling without congressional approval. Never mind the Constitution gives Congress the authority to appropriate.

Boehner's response on Friday was blunt:

"Make no mistake about it," he said. "There is a stalemate."

He also characterized the state of fiscal cliff talks as "right now, almost nowhere."

For those who are sick of Capitol Hill's spend-spend-spend mindset, this is certainly good news.

Read a bit more here:
“There is a stalemate” between the GOP and the White House on tax talks, he said. “Most of you know me,” Boehner said, “and what you see is what you get.”

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