Saturday, December 1, 2012

John Boehner does not look Happy

The post-election negotiations on U.S. deficit reduction that began with a surge of optimism sputtered this week with Republicans expressing political indignation over President Obama’s opening offer to keep a $500 billion mix of tax hikes and federal spending cuts from kicking in next month should no deal be reached.

“There has been no substantial progress over the past two weeks,” House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday at a press conference, adding to his daily reports that portrayed the closed-door negotiations as languishing.
A day later, the Ohio congressman and the Republicans' chief negotiator with the White House simply acknowledged talks had reached a “stalemate.”

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