Boehner Dodges Question on Negotiability of Tax Increases and Spending Cuts

May 12, 2011 | 5:44 PM EDT
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) was asked today whether his stated positions that he will not agree to raise taxes as part of a deal to increase the debt limit and that any increase in that limit must be balanced with even bigger cuts in spending were non-negotiable positions.