House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today each said they offered to increase taxes as negotiations formally began at the White House over a deficit reduction package to avoid the Fiscal Cliff.
“To show our seriousness we put revenue on the table as long as it’s accompanied by significant spending cuts,” Boehner said following a meeting between President Obama and congressional leaders of both Parties.
“We are prepared to put revenue on the table provided we fix the real problem,” said McConnell.
Democratic leaders Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi each said they thought a deal will eventually come together.
And now that all four of them have their hands in taxpayers pockets, I’m sure it will.