Mr. Boehner has called last week’s proposal from the White House a “la-la-land offer” that asked for $1.6 trillion in new taxes and up to $400 billion in potential spending cuts without a detailed plan to rein in entitlement spending.
White House spokesman Jay Carney later Tuesday said Republicans only submitted “a couple of bullet points” with “no specificity whatsoever,” not a detailed offer that included exactly which deductions and loopholes they would eliminate.
“We don’t know who pays. We don’t know what kind of legislation it would produce. We don’t know what we’re talking about,” he said. “It’s magic beans and fairy dust.”
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