House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, addresses reporters on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Photo by: Susan Walsh

House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, addresses reporters on the "fiscal cliff" negotiations on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)