Congresswoman Karen Bass released the following statement today in reaction to Speaker Boehner's decision to pull his own Plan B fiscal cliff bill as the deadline looms to avoid dramatic tax increases on middle class families:
"The American people's patience are surely wearing thin watching the shenanigans taking place in the House of Representatives today. Instead of working constructively to resolve the looming fiscal cliff that threatens the economic security of every middle-class family, my Republican colleagues seem intent on continuing to play Russian roulette with the fiscal cliff deadline. After wasting a day of critical negotiating time on a bill the President already said he would veto, Speaker Boehner at the 11th hour pulled his own legislation because he couldn't even get enough support from his own caucus to have it pass the House. We are officially out of time to waste -- the time is now to lead on this issue and work across the aisle to do what's best for the American people this holiday season."