Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks to the House floor during a vote at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday evening, Dec. 12, 2012. Boehner and the other House Republican

 

              Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks to the House floor during a vote at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday evening, Dec. 12, 2012. Boehner and the other House Republican
Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks to the House floor during a vote at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday evening, Dec. 12, 2012. Boehner and the other House Republican leaders are calling for Obama to come up with plan they can accept for spending cuts and tax revenue to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax hikes and budget reductions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)