Boehner Talks Politics with Matt Lauer
John Boehner says there have to be a couple trillion dollars in spending cuts before the GOP will agree to raising the debt limit. He also tells Matt Lauer that Chris Christie would be a strong candidate for president because he speaks english.
For the last 45 of the last 50 years we spent more money than what we brought in. We cannot continue to do that without imprisoning the future for our kids and grandkids. So this is the moment, now, to address those problems as adults.”
“What some are suggesting is that we take this money from people who would invest in our economy and create jobs and give it to the government. The fact is you can't tax the very people that we expect to invest in the economy and create jobs. Washington doesn't have a revenue problem. Washington has a spending problem. … [Raising taxes is] off the table. Everything else is on the table.”