The morning after proposals were exchanged, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) criticized President Obama's plan to resolve the fiscal cliff in a Wednesday press availability.
"As of today the president's plan to avert the fiscal cliff still does not meet the two standards that I laid out after the election," he said. "The plan does not fulfill his promise to bring a balanced approach to solving this problem -- it's mainly tax hikes. And his plan does not begin to solve our debt crisis -- it actually increases spending."
The Speaker accused Obama of seeking to "slow-walk" the discussions.
"The president and I had a deliberate call yesterday," he said, "and we spoke honestly and openly about the differences that we face. But the president's calling for $1.4 trillion worth of revenue. That cannot pass the House or the Senate."
"The president seems to be walking us ever so slowly towards the fiscal cliff," said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).