House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks to reporters about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations at the Capitol in Washington on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite

House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, speaks to reporters about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations at the Capitol in Washington on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)