House Speaker John A. Boehner said Wednesday that the House will pass his bill that would raise taxes on millionaires but extend tax cuts for everyone else, and said it’s then up to President Obama to either accept that plan or be responsible for a tax increase on everyone.
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- BOEHNER SAID TO BE MOVING TO `PLAN B’ ON FISCAL CLIFF
- BOEHNER SAID TO PLAN BILL WITH TAX HIKES ON INCOME OVER $1M
- BOEHNER SAID TO CONTINUE NEGOTIATIONS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA
- HOUSE LEADERSHIP TO START WHIPPING VOTES ON “PROBABLY THREE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS” ON TAXES TODAY.
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House Speaker John Boehner declared Wednesday that his chamber will approve a so-called “Plan B” to avert a crush of tax hikes just 13 days away, despite President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid vowing to oppose it.
The move came as talks between Boehner and Obama suddenly hit a standstill. Boehner’s decision on Tuesday to put forward the “Plan B” — which would raise taxes only on those making over $1 million, and preserve current rates for everyone else — angered the White House. On Wednesday morning, the White House issued a formal veto threat, as the president urged Republicans during a press conference to “peel off the partisan war paint.”
In response to the president’s criticism and resistance, Boehner called a press conference — which lasted less than one minute — to declare the House was moving forward and put the onus on the president to get Democrats on board.