Also from the comments:

Boehner keeps talking as if nobody has ever discussed spending cuts at all, and that just isn't true. Spending cuts have already been made. Not only that, but sequestration has forced even more.

How much does Boehner want? There's only so much cutting one can do before causing severe damage to the economy and completely destroying the recovery we have had so far.

Oh. Right. Of course this is what Boehner wants. Scorched earth. He doesn't care if the country is destroyed, if the country's economy is destroyed, or the country's credit rating is destroyed. He will wreck whatever it takes to ensure this presidency is discredited.

I remember back when the Republicans were merely another major political party with a more conservative ideology than the Democrats. Now they're just pure evil.