Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Boehner 'Not Confident' Of Getting Fiscal Cliff Deal Boehner 'Not Confident' Of Getting Fiscal Cliff Deal

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation

 

Blogs / Leadership

Boehner 'Not Confident' Of Getting Fiscal Cliff Deal

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, accompanied by fellow GOP leaders, meets with reporters at the Republican National Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

September 11, 2012
In light of Tuesday's news that Moody's warned it will downgrade America's credit rating if a deal isn't reached on the fiscal cliff, House Speaker John Boehner said he's "not confident at all" that negotiations will be successful.

"Listen, the House has done its job on both the sequestration and the looming tax hike that will cost our economy 700,000 jobs. The Senate at some point has to act," Boehner told reporters on Tuesday.

If Congress doesn't act by the beginning of next year, a volatile cocktail of tax increases and spending cuts are forecast to throw the country into "significant recession" and lead to the loss of 2 million jobs.  

With Bob Woodward's book chronicling the collapse over last summer's debt ceiling negotiations in the news, Boehner said, "I still look at my failure to come to an agreement with the president as the biggest disappointment of my speakership."

But Boehner's not getting too introspective. He still laid the blame for the failed negotiations on President Obama, saying "the president didn't want to have a second round of a fight over increasing the debt limit."
More Blogs
Job Board
Search Jobs
Transportation Planner
American Society of Civil Engineers | Salinas, CA
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
Fire Sprinkler Inspector
American Society of Civil Engineers | Charlotte, NC
Deputy Director of Transit Operations
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Jose, CA
Structural Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | New Haven, CT
Assessment and Remediation Team Lead
American Society of Civil Engineers | Regina, SK
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Assistant Professor - Water Resources/Ecological Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Auburn, AL
Quality Systems Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Greensboro, NC
Rail Field Construction Inspector
American Society of Civil Engineers | Jacksonville, FL
Manager, Quality Assurance
American Society of Civil Engineers | Memphis, TN
Sr. Controls Systems Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Grand Island, NE
Quality Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Attica, IN
Civil Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Steamboat Springs, CO
Commissioning Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Chicago, IL
Comments
comments powered by Disqus