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Boehner Issues Ultimatum To Obama: Sign House Bill, Or Take Blame For ‘Largest Tax Increase’ In U.S. History

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama took a series of questions from reporters on the status of negotiations to resolve the upcoming fiscal cliff. He implied that, while there has been progress, Republicans in Congress are still set on solution that he will not sign. In response to Obama’s press conference, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) held his own incredibly brief press conference in which he challenged President Obama to block a solution that he says will pass the House tomorrow.

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“The president’s offer of $1.3 trillion in revenues and $850 billion in spending reductions fails to meet the test that the president promised the American people – a balanced approach,” Boehner said. “I hope the president will get serious soon about providing and working with us on a balanced approach.”

“Tomorrow, the House will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every American – 99.81 percent of the American people,” Boehner added. “Then, the president will have a decision to make. He can call on the Senate Democrats to pass that bill, or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history.”

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