Fiscal Cliff

Boehner Accuses White House of Cavalier Attitude Toward Fiscal Cliff

Administration ignores federal spending frenzy

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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.