Amazing that Boehner is not acknowledging that if the Dems want to raise taxes all they have to do is sit tight in the Senate and go fuck you to Boehner and Ryan and their caucus. Expiration of the tax cuts are a wonderful thing, and should absolutely be allowed to go forward. And then make it very clear that the only tax cuts that will be considered will be middle class based or even better raising the personal exemption for everyone and stopping there.
But however they deal after the fact taxes can and should be raised with or without the help of the Republicans. And every democrat should make it clear that the majority of the nation WANTS the first line of deficit cuts to be higher taxes on the rich and major corporations and they are getting their way for a change.