House Speaker John Boehner gave a brief statement on the House floor at noon today calling on the president to identify which spending cuts he's willing to make in the fiscal cliff negotiations, The Hill reports.
"Where are the president's spending cuts?" Boehner asked. "The longer the White House slow-walks this process, the closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff."
Boehner, R-Ohio, said the meeting he had with President Barack Obama at the White House Sunday was "nice" and "cordial." But there seems to have been no breakthrough in negotiations to prevent the tax increases and automatic spending cuts that will come at the end of the year if a deal is not reached, The Hill article said.
"If the president doesn't agree with our approach, he's got an obligation to put forward a plan that can pass both chambers of Congress," Boehner said in his statement according to Politico. "Because right now the American people have to be scratching their heads wondering, 'When is the president going to get serious?'"
White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer responded to Boehner on Twitter, writing the "irony is that WH offer had very specific cuts, GOP counteroffer had almost none, " The Hill said.