Earlier Wednesday, President Obama said Republicans should support his effort to avoid the fiscal cliff because he's already made significant compromises, meeting them "at least halfway."
Then, less than two hours after the president's plea for compromise, John Boehner essentially offered up his middle finger in response, saying that on Thursday, House Republicans will pass his "Plan B" to extend Bush tax cuts for everyone earning up to $1 million per year and that if President Obama refuses to support it, he "will be responsible for the biggest tax increase in American history."
So in case you were wondering what you get in exchange for offering up Social Security benefit cuts and extending Bush tax cuts to $400,000, now you have your answer.
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