Did House Speaker John Boehner hint ever so slightly at a compromise today that could finally edge us away from the dreaded fiscal cliff? A huge point in contention between President Barack Obama and Boehner are the tax rates.
Obama says the top rate on household income above $250, 000 should rise from 35% to 39.6%. Boehner wants the rate to stay at 35% or even lower.
The question is, what about the middle - at 37%?
"There are a lot for things that are possible to put the revenue that the president seeks on the table, but none of it's going to be possible if the president insists on his position, insists on 'my way or the highway,'" Boehner said.
Is 37 the magic number in this fiscal cliff debate?
OutFront tonight: Doug Holtz-Eakin, President of the American Action Forum and Robert Reich, Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Fmr. U.S. Labor Secretary under President Bill Clinton.