While Republicans have offered a balanced plan to protect families and small businesses from the â€œfiscal cliff,â€ several reports suggest Democrats are â€œready to march off the cliffâ€ instead of making the spending cuts needed to address to our debt.
President Obamaâ€™s fiscal cliff plan has more new spending than spending cuts â€¦ and it canâ€™t pass the House or the Democratic-controlled Senate. Speaker John Boehner called on President Obama today to outline the cuts heâ€™s willing to make, noting that â€œthe longer the White House slow-walks this process, the closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff.â€
On Fox News Sunday, Speaker John Boehner said Republicans have offered a balanced approach to averting the fiscal cliff but the president is "not being serious about coming to an agreement." Boehner says the White House is holding tax increases over the heads of the middle class while demanding more spending and tax rate hikes that will hurt small businesses.
Three weeks after Republicans outlined a balanced, popular framework for averting the fiscal cliff by cutting spending and reforming our tax code, the White House finally made its offer: a spectacularly unserious grab bag of tax rate hikes, â€˜stimulusâ€™-style spending, and other Democratic pipe dreams.