Rep. Boehner called for bipartisan cooperation on two new proposals: First, to pass a spending bill now at the 2008 level and second, to extend the current tax rates for two years.

“What that will do is help small businesses who have no clue what the coming tax rates are going to be. It gives them some certainty and if we’re able to do this together, I think we’ll show the American people that we understand what’s going on in the country and we’ll be able to get our economy moving again,” Boehner told me.