Boehner said that there is too much spending
I say there are too little taxes
Boehner said that Republicans were the only ones to 'protect the economy'
Translation: We will continue to hold this country hostage over taxes on the Rich
Boehner said there is a 'debt crisis' yet voted 7 times to raise the debt ceiling when George Bush was president
Translation: We are still using a debt situation as an excuse to hold America hostage to our extreme agenda
Boehner said that Americans needs leadership, the GOP has been saying this since 2008 and Americans didn't choose republicans to lead America.
Boehner said that congressional dems need to tell America what cuts they want to make: Dems have been saying for months that we need to cut military spending, subsidies to banks and student loan middle-men, medicare middle-men who just skim from the federal government.
Boehner said he would do anything he could to avert spending cuts and tax hikes, but simultaneously walked away from the notion that he is trying to hold the middle class hostage again. Hes bluffing because he wont be able to deliver enough house republicans to pass the budget Americans want.
I think Obama should start trying to get house GOP members to vote for a different speaker, that way the tea-partiers in DC can be ignored and double down on the perception that already exists, congressional republicans are the reason we are headed towards the 'cliff'. Republicans will be damaged far more by this fight.