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View Diary: Why does Boehner want to kick the can? (88 comments)

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    that while Boehner said

    ...he believes 2013 should be the year we begin to solve our debt problem through tax reform and entitlement reform, and proposed that both parties work together to avert the fiscal cliff together in a manner that ensures 2013 is that year
    and the Democrats said
    That’s not going to happen. There's not going to be any extension of the top two rates, short-term or otherwise.
    the WH Press Secretary characterized the meeting thusly:
    The President and the leadership had a constructive meeting and agreed to do everything possible to find a solution that averts the so-called “fiscal cliff,” and to work together to find a balanced approach to reduce our deficit that includes both revenues and cuts in spending and encourages our long-term economic and job growth.  Both sides agreed that while there may be differences in our preferred approaches, we will continue a constructive process to find a solution and come to a conclusion as soon as possible.

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