Boehner Doubles Down

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December 22, 2011 5:45 a.m.

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) just doubled down on the payroll tax hold out in a big way, telling reporters at a press conference moments ago that they won’t give in until everyone else gives in and reopens the whole negotiations on the House GOP’s terms. “Nothing can happen until we sit down with conferees,” Boehner said. “We’re not going to sit here and negotiate with ourselves”

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