You would think by now 2 parties could come together, but no just a bunch of kids that cant agree on anything.....will it ever stop, fuck no it wont....this is how it is and will be forever....they are hoping for a compromise somewhere in the next 4 days, who knows how close that deal is but it seems more now think were headed towards that fiscal cliff! Reid says fiscal cliff dive likely; blasts Boehner for lacking leadership By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (R) (D-NV) hugs Speaker of the House John Boehner as Senate Minority Leader Mitch â¦ With a deal to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff" nowhere in sight, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday predicted a compromise would not be reached in time to avert the tax increases and automatic spending cuts set to be triggered on January 1. Reid also criticized Republican House Speaker John Boehner in unusually personal terms, accusing him of running the House as a âdictatorshipâ and blasting him for letting lawmakers out for vacation. Boehner will be to blame âif we go over the cliff, and it looks like thatâs where weâre headed,â Reid insisted as the Senate returned to work for a post-Christmas session focused on disaster relief for Sandy victims and renewing key government surveillance powers. Reid's speech on the Senate floor came shortly before President Barack Obama returned to Washington from Hawaii to resume discussions of how to avoid the fiscal cliff. White House Spokesman Dan Pfeiffer said Obama had spoken to Reid, Boehner, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday evening. Reid, a Nevada Democrat, repeatedly pressed Boehner to have the House take up a Senate-passed bill extending income tax cuts on income under $250,000, calling that measure the only âviable escape route.â House Republicans have thus far balked at raising taxes at all. âThe Speaker just has a few days left to change his mind,â Reid said. âBut I have to be very honestâ¦I donât know, time-wise, how it can happen now.â "Speaker Boehner should call members of the House back today," Reid said, adding that the Ohio Republican "seems to care more about keeping his speakership" than pushing his party to accept a deal that would avert a tax increase for all but the highest income taxpayers. Democrats have repeatedly leveled that charge at Boehner, whose reelection on January 3 is not seriously in doubt despite ever-louder conservative grumbling. Reid also accused Boehner of operating a "dictatorship" that had shut out House Democrats and all but the most conservative voices in the GOP, saying that the Senate-passed bill would pass with mostly Democratic votes but some Republican support as well. âNothing can move forward in regards to our budget crisis unless Speaker Boehner and Leader McConnell are willing to participate in coming up with a bipartisan plan,â Reid warned. âSpeaker Boehner is unwilling to negotiate, weâve not heard a word from Leader McConnell, nothing is happening. Democratâs canât put together a plan on their own,â he said.