“I want to do something for all Americans who pay taxes,” Boehner said.

“If the only option I have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, I’ll vote for it. But I’ve been making the point now for months that we need to extend all the current rates for all Americans if we want to get our economy going again, and we want to get jobs in America.”

“So you are saying you would vote for the middle class tax cuts, if that’s all you can get done?” Schieffer asked.

“Bob, we don’t know what the bill’s going to say, alright? If the only option I have is to vote for those at $250,000 and below, of course I’m going to do that. But I’m going to do everything I can to fight to make sure that we extend the current tax rates for all Americans.”