WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Aides to House of
Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Monday the latest
White House offer on resolving the fiscal cliff impasse is
flawed but moves negotiations in a positive direction.
"Any movement away from the unrealistic offers the president
has made previously is a step in the right direction, but a
proposal that includes $1.3 trillion in revenue for only $930
billion in spending cuts cannot be considered balanced," said
Brendan Buck, a Boehner spokesman.
"We hope to continue discussions with the president so we
can reach an agreement that is truly balanced and begins to
solve our spending problem," Buck said.