Boehner Challenges Democrats On Fiscal Cliff

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday (December 19) that U.S. President Barack Obama will be responsible for taxes rising on Americans if he does not "get serious" about a balanced deficit reduction plan or demand Senate passage of a Republican bill to prevent tax increases on all incomes below $1 million. "Tomorrow the House will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every American," Boehner said in a short on-camera statement delivered in response to remarks by th