Boehner: ‘Let’s Be Honest … We’re Broke’ December 14, 2012  1:19 pm

john-boehner-republicansHouse Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama this week of slow-walking negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and urged him to name specific cuts in government spending he would support as part of any compromise.

“Let’s be honest. We’re broke. The plan we offered is consistent with the president’s call for a balanced approach,” said the Ohio Republican. “We’re still waiting for the White House” to do the same.”

“Longer the White House slow walks this process, the closer we are” to going over the fiscal cliff, Boehner said.

The White House and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi disputed the assertion within moments.

“The irony of this is that the White House offer had very specific cuts, the GOP counteroffer had almost none,” tweeted communications director Dan Pfeiffer.

In remarks on the House floor immediately after Boehner spoke, Pelosi also called on him and the Republican leadership to permit a vote on Obama’s plan to extend expiring tax cuts for most Americans, while letting them lapse at upper incomes. She predicted it would have “overwhelming support.”


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3 Responses to Boehner: ‘Let’s Be Honest … We’re Broke’

1 .Comment from Wow!

December 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm
Let obama use his own money to straighten everything out that he messed up. Leave our social security alone. We worked for that money. We are not beggars.

2 .Comment from Charlie Hall

December 15, 2012 at 8:13 pm
Dear Comment #1, It is the Republicans who are trying to cut Social Security, not Obama.

3 .Comment from reality check

December 16, 2012 at 3:23 am
#1: I have news for you and all of us: Unless you are very, very close to the age of retirement, you are not going to have any Social Security.


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