Boehner Pushes Obama For Fiscal Plan In WH Meeting

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that, during a Wednesday meeting at the White House, he will push President Obama to introduce his own proposals to deal with a looming sequester and end-of-the-year tax increases.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that, during a Wednesday meeting at the White House, he would be urging President Obama to introduce his own proposals to deal with a looming sequester and end-of-the-year tax increases.

“Where’s the president’s plan to tackle our looming debt crisis? Where’s the president’s plan to stop the largest tax increase in American history from occurring on January 1? Where’s the president’s plan to replace these indiscriminate cuts to our military, which will devastate their ability to keep America secure?” Boehner said when asked what he and Obama would talk about during their meeting.

The White House meeting between Obama, Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) revolved mainly around the “to-do” list the president sent to Congress.

But Boehner has labeled that plan political “gimmickry.”

“It’s time for us to deal with the big issues that are affecting our country and our society,” Boehner said. “We’ve spent enough time playing small ball.”

This article was updated at 1:45 p.m.

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Benny Martinez
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