Fiscal Cliff

Boehner Accuses White House of Cavalier Attitude Toward Fiscal Cliff

Administration ignores federal spending frenzy


Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner charged on Thursday that the White House seems willing to "slow-walk our economy right up to—and over—the fiscal cliff."

In remarks prepared for a scheduled 11:15 a.m. ET (16:15 GMT) news conference, Boehner also said, "The president wants to pretend spending isn't the problem. That's why we don't have an agreement" to reduce the mounting U.S. debt.