Dems reject Republicans' 'fiscal cliff' offer

House Republican leaders delivered a $2.2 trillion "fiscal cliff" counteroffer to President Obama on Monday that included $800 billion in tax increases.

**FILE** House Speaker John Boehner (right), Ohio Republican, and Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, walk in the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 13, 2012, en route to voting on a stopgap spending bill that avoids a government shutdown. (Associated Press)

**FILE** House Speaker John Boehner (right), Ohio Republican, and Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, walk in the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 13, 2012, en route to voting on a stopgap spending bill that avoids a government shutdown. (Associated Press)

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