• 2013 should be the start of tax and entitlement reform
  • Wants to eliminate loopholes in tax code
  • GOP understands need to avert fiscal cliff
  • When he and Obama have agreed on legislation, it has passed in House
  • All revenue must be looked at
  • Raising taxes on wealthy will slow down job creation

The last comment will be a sticking point but he doesn’t sound like he wants to go to war.