WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 30: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after a news conference November 30, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Speaker Boehner held a news conference to respond to U.S. President Barack Obama on the fiscal cliff issue saying "There is a stalemate. Let's not kid ourselves." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)