House Speaker John Boehner has warned his troops not to make any plans after Christmas.
Then again, every day is like Christmas, the speaker says — so long as people are playing with hypothetical solutions to the year-end fiscal talks that have ensnared him and President Barack Obama. He said so in a brief question and answer session with reporters today pressing the Ohio Republican on what he might accept.
“Ifs, ands and buts are like candy and nuts,” Boehnner said. “If that were the case, every day would be Christmas.”