Boehner: Dems Have ‘Done Nothing’

    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 19: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) makes a statement to the media at the U.S. Capitol on December 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. Speaker Boehner spoke about the ongoing talks with the White House on the so-called "fiscal cliff."  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Mark Wilson

    It seems the gloves are coming off. House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday blasted President Obama for not standing up to Democrats as both sides of the aisle attempt to reach a deal that that will avert the year-end “fiscal cliff.” Republicans have done more than their fair share to reach an agreement, Boehner said in a press conference, but Obama has failed to stand up his party and it’s slowing talks. Democrats, he said, have “done nothing” to avoid going over the cliff. Still, he pledged to continue talks with the president: “The country faces challenges, and the president and I, in our respective roles, have a responsibility to work together and get them a result.”

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