Speaker Boehner says debt deal 'not imminent'

Townhall.com Staff
Posted: Jul 08, 2011 11:53 AM
Speaker Boehner says debt deal 'not imminent'
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Friday said a broad deficit reduction deal is not “imminent” and stressed that the gap between the White House and Republican leaders has not narrowed in recent days.

“There is no agreement in private or in public,” Boehner said at a morning press conference. “And as the president said yesterday,” he added, spreading his arms across his chest, “we are this far apart. It’s not like there is some imminent deal about to happen. There are serious disagreements about how to deal with this very serious problem.”