Speaker of the House John A. Boehner told the media "I did my part," during a press conference regarding negotiations on the fiscal cliff at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Republicans have agreed to tax increases for those making more than $1 million, whereas President Obama wants the cutoff to be those with salaries of $400,000 or greater. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Speaker of the House John A. Boehner told the media "I did my part," during a press conference regarding negotiations on the fiscal cliff at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Republicans have agreed to tax increases for those making more than $1 million, whereas President Obama wants the cutoff to be those with salaries of $400,000 or greater. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)