"This isn't a progress report because there's no progress to report," Boehner told reporters.He added that the president needed to present a counteroffer to the supposed plan House leadership offered up earlier this week.
The call, Boehner said, "was pleasant, but it was just more of the same." [...]
Friday, Boehner held fast to the Republicans' position on taxes.
“Listen, raising taxes on small businesses is not going to help this economy," Boehner said.
With his leadership team supposedly behind him but raising their objection to tax rate increases at every public opportunity, it seems Boehner is more worried about them stabbing him in the back than having his back.