Boehner: Obama's Plan "Does Not Begin To Solve Our Debt Crisis"
At a press conference with Republican leaders today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that the president's failure to put forth a plan that is both balanced and begins to address our debt crisis is stalling a solution to the fiscal cliff and putting American jobs at risk.
"The presidentâ€™s plan to avert the fiscal cliff still does not meet the two standards that I laid out the day after the election," Boehner said. "His plan does not fulfill his promise to bring a balanced approach to solving this problem. It's mainly tax hikes, and his plan does not begin to solve our debt crisis. It actually increases spending."