Pelosi: Republicans Are "Hostage Taking" Over Fiscal Cliff
NANCY PELOSI: The Republicans are saying that rather than passing that, they want to hold it hostage to giving an additional tax cut to people making over $250,000 a year. Thatâ€™s not negotiating, thatâ€™s hostage taking. So, today on the floor of the House, the Democrats have proposed a discharge petition, which if it receives 218 signatures, that's only a couple dozen Republicans joining the Democrats, would automatically come to the floor. And I predict would receive the overwhelming support of the House of Representatives.