House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer responds to Speaker Boehner

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(from FNC’s Chad Pergram)

Hoyer:

Mr. Boehner just got on the floor and said tell us the spending cuts. They don’t want to tell us the spending cuts any more than Mr. Romney did during the campaign. That’s not a negotiation.

 

Per Pergram-Capitol Hill

 

Off-cam with House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD):

 

Hoyer:

Let me comment on the Speaker’s remarks. It’s disappointing.

 

Hoyer:

The president of the United States has clearly put on the table how to increase revenues.

 

Hoyer:

Mr. Boehner just got on the floor and said tell us the spending cuts. They don’t want to tell us the spending cuts any more than Mr. Romney did during the campaign. That’s not a negotiation.

 

Hoyer:

I fully expect the Republicans will say the Democrats are responsible for raising your taxes. But they are not prepared at this point to take responsibility for the cuts they say they want. Outline them. Show us how this works.

 

Hoyer:

Unfortunately, the Speaker gave no confidence to Americans that their taxes would not go up January 31st.

 

Chad Pergram

FOX News

Senior Producer for Capitol Hill

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