House Speaker John Boehner accuses President Barack Obama of not being serious about cutting government spending, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Boehner is insisting that Obama wants far more in tax increases than spending reductions and appears willing to walk the economy "right up to the fiscal cliff."   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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House Speaker John Boehner accuses President Barack Obama of not being serious about cutting government spending, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Boehner is insisting that Obama wants far more in tax increases than spending reductions and appears willing to walk the economy "right up to the fiscal cliff." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)