Thirteen days remain until the United States falls over the fiscal cliff and a solid resolution—and the future of your taxes is still up in the air. Republicans reportedly met late last night to see if they can get enough votes to bring a new "Plan B" onto the House floor. It would extend tax cuts for those making under a million a year. Speaker John Boehner introduced it yesterday.
Democrats say the bill has no shot in passing in the Senate. Ron Meyer is the Spokesperson for American Majority Action, a national conservative organization, and he opposes the new proposal. He agrees with the Democrats and thinks this bill is a mistake. Meyers joins “Early Start” live from Washington D.C. this morning.
Meyer says he’s spoken to “some really good sources in the House of Representatives and staff members, and they think that this plan has no shot to pass the House.” He voices their frustration with Speaker Boehner and how he is handling the fiscal cliff negotiations, “frustrated that he’s coming out with another tax hike offer, when it’s clearly a non-starter with us. The problem is not tax revenue,” Meyer says. “The problem is spending.”