Harry Reid says it looks like we’re going over the fiscal cliff, is Boehner’s fault

Business Insider: “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said this morning that it “looks like” Congress will fail to come to a deal to avert the year-end fiscal cliff. “It looks like that’s where we’re headed,” Reid said. “I don’t know, time-wise, how it can happen now.” [...]

“Reid opened the Senate session by launching into a lengthy criticism of the House and Speaker John Boehner, saying he “seems to care more about his Speakership” than making a deal on the cliff. The House is being run “by a dictatorship of the Speaker,” Reid said. He accused Boehner of waiting until the election of the Speaker on Jan. 3 to get involved with negotiations. And he urged the lower chamber to pass the Middle Class Tax Cut Act, which the Senate narrowly passed in July. The bill made permanent all of the Bush-era tax cuts on incomes of less than $250,000 for couples and $200,000 for individuals. Reid also slammed the House for not being in session on Thursday. He said that instead of being in Washington, Republicans are “out watching movies.”

“They had to have a conference call,” he said.”

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