May 28, 2017

House GOP Puts Off Vote on Fiscal Cliff 'Plan B'

December 20, 2012
Lansing State Journal (Associated Press)


Despite their differences, the numbers being proposed by Obama and Boehner are so close, and the political risks both men have taken on taxes and Social Security benefits are so stark, that many analysts consider it almost unthinkable that they would not eventually complete a deal.

“Having come out of their trenches, they either have to shake hands or get shot, maybe by their own troops,” said Robert Bixby, executive director of the nonpartisan Concord Coalition, an anti-deficit group.