Caving: Boehner puts tax rate increases on the table

(CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner on Saturday offered to allow income tax rates for wealthy Americans to increase in exchange for spending cuts, tax reform and entitlement reform in fiscal cliff negotiations with the White House, according to a source familiar with the discussions.

Boehner offered to allow tax rates to go up on American families earning $1 million or more. The president has long demanded rates increase on households earning more than $250,000.

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  • Neiman

    Boehner and the GOP have no choice, they lost the election and if they do not demonstrate flexibility in these negotiations, they will lose the House in two years. The trick is not looking like a bitch while bending over and taking it up the backside.

    I assure you the tax increases will go down to something close to $250,000. a year and Obama will promise to talk about spending cuts next year and they will have to be much smaller than needed and over a decade. That is the price of losing!