Sunday, July 13, 2014





Boehner tells Geithner, 'You can't be serious'


February 19. 2013 8:11PM
Story Tools
PrintPrint | E-MailEMail | SaveSave | Hear Generate QR Code QR
Send to Kindle


8cece6d2c87b4349a1f497ea6ed3244f.jpg



(AP) House Speaker John Boehner says he was flabbergasted when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner (GYT'-nur) pitched the White House plan to save the nation from the fiscal cliff.


Boehner tells Fox News Sunday that after Geithner briefed him privately on Thursday, he looked at Geithner and said, You can't be serious. Boehner called it silliness that the White House was, among other things, asking Congress to give up its power to set the nation's debt limit.


President Barack Obama's plan calls for $1.6 trillion in higher taxes over the next decade. Boehner, R-Ohio, says he's willing to rethink tax deductions for the wealthiest Americans, but declined to provide further specifics. The White House says the GOP tax proposals so far wouldn't pull in as much revenue as they claim.


Associated Press


Comments
comments powered by Disqus Commenting Guidelines
Poll
Mortgage Minute


Search for New & Used Cars

Make 
Model
 
Used New All
 

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just the home you want!

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just what you need!

Search Pet Classifieds
Dogs Cats Other Animals



Social Media/RSS
Times Leader on Twitter
Times Leader on Youtube
Times Leader on Google+
The Times Leader on Tumblr
The Times Leader on Pinterest
Times Leader RSS Feeds