Boehner just gave his press conference I’ve got all ten minutes of it below. His main point can be summed up in this quote:
“It’s the President who walked away from his agreement and demanded more money. At the last minute. And the only way to get that extra revenue was to raise taxes.”
That’s basically why negotiations fell apart. Boehner said that the White House moved the goal posts by asking for another $400 Billion in revenue over 10 years on top of what they had already agreed to, and the only way to get it was in tax increases. As I’m typing this I’m listening to Levin and he points out that this just proves that these negotiations aren’t about the debt limit, but rather increasing taxes. In other words, as Levin points out, Obama sees it as another opportunity to make a big lurch to the left.
I love that Boehner points out once again the White House never put a plan on the table and that was the House that put both their plans on the table by passing their budget as well as Cut, Cap, and Balance. He also adds that the White House never got serious about cutting spending which is no big surprise to us.
Here is Boehner’s entire press conference that comes in at exactly 10 minutes:
Note: I’m not too worried about Boehner going to the White House tomorrow. I think he’s made his stance quite clear tonight.
***Big thanks to Instapundit for the link!***
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