Boehner: House Republicans willing to work with Obama

Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Speaker of the House John Boehner said on Wednesday that Washington should find a short-term solution to avoid the fiscal cliff and then work on a substantive debt reduction plan in 2013.

The White House and lawmakers have less than two months to deal with the fiscal cliff or $600 billion worth of spending cuts and tax increases due to go into effect at the end of the year.

“We won’t solve the problem of our fiscal imbalance overnight,” Boehner said after President Barack Obama won a second term in the White House and Republicans won enough seats to maintain control in the House.

Acknowledging Obama’s re-election victory, Boehner said House Republicans were willing to work with the White House and said they would accept new revenue under the right conditions.

“What we can do is avert the cliff in a manner that serves as a down payment on – and a catalyst for – major solutions, enacted in 2013, that begin to solve the problem,” Boehner said in prepared remarks.

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2 Responses to "Boehner: House Republicans willing to work with Obama"

  1. bryan mcclellan  November 7, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Find me stupid, but would not the imbalanced fiscal dilemma require all hands on deck about four years ago John ?

    Cut’s and increases. One pays for the other with correct implementation of middleman exclusion.
    Echo failed policy whence under the right conditions the public will not see the incompetence.

    Where is that confounded bridge that leads to America paying for itself ?

  2. Jon  November 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    One does have to wonder how these folks went about their schoolwork.

    “Put it off, put it off, put it off, PANIC!” ?

    And in this case, it’s “Kick the can down the road again” or possibly, “Put it off until we can regain legislative control so we can put our agenda in”.

    They had their chance. Let the axe fall.

    J.

    PS – It’s to nowhere, Mr. McClellan. J.

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