President Obama and Speaker Boehner exchange a new series of offers, rekindling hopes of a deal to avert the fiscal cliff before a December 31 deadline. (December 11, 2012)
I think to members though while I'm an optimist. I'm hopeful that we can reach an agreement. Lot of people though that president -- metal on Sunday. So nice meeting as cordial. Kabul were still waiting for the White House to identify what spending cuts the president. Is willing to make you as part. Of the balanced approach that he promised the American people. The president unlike any other party to these negotiations. Has put forward. Detailed and spending cuts. As well as. Detailed revenue proposals the president has said that he. Is prepared to make tough decisions. He has said he's not wedded to every detail in this plan. And did he understands that. -- compromise requires all sides. Time for politics isn't. We need bipartisan ideas we can -- -- Called President Obama. It's time to show -- a balanced play. I said I will work with the Republicans. Audit plan. For the economic growth and job creation and reducing our depth this.