How Boehner’s Plan B for the ‘fiscal cliff’ began and fell apart


By Paul Kane, Ed O’Keefe and Lori Montgomery – The failure of a grand bargain was the latest oh-so-close moment for Obama and Boehner, who have been dancing around a deal to cut the deficit for the better part of the past two years. And the collapse of Plan B set a new low in Boehner’s sometimes rocky relationship with a House Republican caucus that has long been uneasy about the speaker’s dealmaking with Obama.

In a statement late Thursday (Dec 20), Boehner said it was now up to Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Obama to come up with an agreement — without explaining what role he would play. The speaker ignored reporters’ questions and, at 8:04 p.m., he walked out of the Capitol.

A week earlier, the possibility of a deal seemed as promising as it ever had. more> http://tinyurl.com/bw9zdyf

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One response to “How Boehner’s Plan B for the ‘fiscal cliff’ began and fell apart

  1. Pingback: Ruth Marcus: Making a ‘B’ line to the cliff – The Washington Post « Ye Olde Soapbox

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