Boehner: Obama Needs To Offer Budget Plan "That Can Pass"
HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER: â€śYou know, this week we made a good-faith offer to avert the fiscal crisis and that offer included significant spending cuts and reforms, and it included additional revenue. And frankly it was the balanced approach that the presidentâ€™s been asking for.
â€śNow we need a response from the White House. We canâ€™t sit here and negotiate with ourselves.
â€śOur targets and framework are things that we can all agree on, and itâ€™s exactly how we approached our discussions in the Biden Group, my discussions at the White House a year and a half ago and, for that matter, in the Joint-Select Committee.
â€śAnd if the president doesnâ€™t agree with our proposal and our outline, I think heâ€™s got an obligation to send one to the Congress - and a plan that can pass both chambers of Congress. If you look at the plans that the White House has talked about thus far, they couldnâ€™t pass either house of the Congress.
â€śWeâ€™re ready and eager to talk to the president and to work with him to make sure that the American people arenâ€™t disadvantaged by whatâ€™s happening here in Washington.â€ť