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Boehner on ‘Cliff’ Talks: ‘We’re Almost Nowhere’

“House Speaker John Boehner lashed out Friday at President Barack Obama, saying negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” are “almost nowhere.”

Boehner spoke after Republicans disclosed that the White House was $1.6 trillion in tax increases up front, as well as $50 billion in additional stimulus spending. (Read More:Speaker Boehner Discusses ‘Fiscal Cliff.’)

Boehner said the plan would be a “crippling blow” to an economy that is still struggling to find its footing.

“There’s a stalemate. Let’s not kid ourselves,” the Ohio Republican told reporters. “Right now, we’re almost nowhere,”

Even so, he added, he was determined to continue working with Obama.”

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