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Boehner: This is a Stalemate

beowulfe Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 2:52 PM
"many different parties"? Let me put it this way: I noted years ago that Jacques Chirac in France was elected by less than 5% of the eligible voters in France. This was because there were about 20 or more different names on the ballot for president. You think our elections are bad now? What do you think it would be like when your House representative garnered the support of only 500, out of, say, 500,000, voters?

In response to President Obama's new $1.6 trillion tax hike proposal, Speaker John Boehner said today fiscal cliff talks have reached a "stalemate."

"There is a stalemate," Boehner said. "I'm rather determined to solve our debt problem."

When asked about GOP solutions to the looming crisis, Boehner pointed to the work the House has done in the past two years for solutions.

"You can look at our budget in the past two years and there are plenty of specific proposals," he said, adding that significant and real spending cuts must be on the table in...