The Simpson-Bowles Commission completed its report 24 months ago. Since then, Obama has completely ignored their recommendations. Obama has offered no viable plan which includes reforming entitlements which must be done to slow growth of spending.
Obama has failed to lead regarding fiscal policies.
That is why we are in this mess now.
Don't blame any Republicans. They have offered viable plans such as the Ryan Plan.
Boehner is now trying to work with Obama to prevent us from going over the cliff. Obama is the one who is being impossible to deal with; not Boehner.