With GOP's Political Exercise Over, It's Time to Get Serious About Finding Common Ground

Today, at an event sponsored by Politico, Speaker Boehner said:

“The American people expect us to find common ground and move the ball down the field. That’s exactly what we have in this package.”

While Democrats agree that we must find common ground, the GOP’s year end extension package is not a serious attempt at finding common ground – the President has said he will veto this bill and Senator Reid said the package is dead in the Senate. The package is nothing but a political exercise. Now that it’s over, it’s time to work together and compromise on a plan to extend middle class tax cuts, assist the unemployed, and ensure seniors have access to their doctors.