FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2012, file photo House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Taxes are at the center of every major budget fig

 

              FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2012, file photo House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Taxes are at the center of every major budget fig
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2012, file photo House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Taxes are at the center of every major budget fight gripping Washington. Democrats and Republicans simply do not agree on whether taxpayers should be asked to shell out more in order to reduce government borrowing. That’s why Congress and the White House couldn’t agree on a plan to avoid automatic spending cuts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)