03:46 - Source: CNN
Norquist: 'Obama wants to go over cliff'

With just eight days left until the country goes off the fiscal cliff, all is quiet in Washington because Congress and the president are on vacation.

219 Congressmen and 39 Senators in the new Congress have signed Grover Norquist’s vow to not raise taxes, and the Americans for Tax Reform president joins Starting Point today to weigh in on the ongoing negotiations.

Saying that the president wants to take the country over the cliff because he “needs an excuse for the next four years of failure,” Norquist asserts that “the regulations and spending that he’s put on the economy for the next four years are going to put us in a recession regardless of the fiscal cliff.”

Norquist also discusses House Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” proposal, calling the plan a “step in the right direction.”

02:54 - Source: CNN
Norquist weighs in on fiscal cliff