Live And Local With Kevin Wall 01/02/13: John Boehner, The Fiscal Cliff, And Congress
CBS LAS VEGAS-House GOP leaders couldn’t even bring themselves to discuss the “fiscal cliff” bill – or find a unified position (House Speaker John Boehner voted for the bill, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy voted against it). Only House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., hailed the package, calling it a “legacy vote” and saying it laid a foundation for tax reform “because we are making permanent tax policies Republicans originally crafted.” Ron Meyer, Press Secretary for American Majority Action (AMA), talks about how John Boehner might resign in the next few days.
Andy Matthews, President of Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI), talks about the Fiscal Cliff and how taxpayers will get affected by this deal. Do you think did a good job dealing with the fiscal cliff? Callers explain what they did right and what they can improve on.
The Government has avoided the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ and members of Congress are not happy with Speaker John Boehner. Now there is talk that Speaker John Boehner might resign and step down as Speaker of the House. Do you think Congress did a good job dealing with the fiscal cliff? Callers explain what they did right and what they can improve on.