Obama, Boehner remain at odds on verge of fiscal cliff
December 19th, 2012
12:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama, Boehner remain at odds on verge of fiscal cliff

Washington (CNN) - After progress earlier this week in fiscal cliff negotiations, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner firmly butted heads Wednesday to set up a showdown in the final days left to reach an agreement.

The incremental negotiations had focused on a roughly $2 trillion package of new revenue, spending cuts and entitlement reforms the two sides have shaped into a broad deficit reduction plan.

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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • John Boehner • President Obama
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  1. demogoat

    Anyone notice how quiet Mitch has been after his self inflicted filibuster.

    December 19, 2012 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  2. Tommy G

    If it was all about the country, you would have not have run for office again. 4 years and the country is worse off and getting worse by the minute. If you were truly worried about the country, you would not be on a jihad against a small segment of our citizens. Obama's divisive attacks do nothing to help this country.

    December 19, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  3. GuestAgain

    So a tax break for everyone that earns less than a million is a republican effort to best him? He really does think he is a king. What an ignorant shame!

    December 19, 2012 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
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