Boehner's Press Secretary Says They Heard About Obama's 'Grand Bargain' Via AP Wire

House Speaker John Boehner's flak claimed via angry tweets he heard about president's deficit proposal from the AP.

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House Speaker John Boehner's office says President Barack Obama did not contact them regarding new economic plans Obama is pitching as a compromise.

The press secretary for House Speaker John Boehner denounced President Barack Obama's "grand bargain" on jobs via angry tweets Tuesday, saying Boehner's camp heard about the proposal through the Associated Press wire service rather than from the president himself.

[READ: GOP Slams Door on Obama's 'Grand Bargain']

Brendan Buck criticized the president's budget proposal in a series of tweets, stating it would "crush small businesses and increase stimulus spending."

"Wish I'd seen the White House meeting where someone suggested packaging a host of things Republicans oppose and calling it a grand bargain," he wrote.

In case you were curious, we heard about this "grand bargain" offer from the AP wire.

— Brendan Buck (@Brendan_Buck) July 30, 2013

Wish I'd seen the White House meeting where someone suggested packaging a host of things Republicans oppose and calling it a grand bargain.

— Brendan Buck (@Brendan_Buck) July 30, 2013

Obama's "grand bargain" would cut corporate tax rates in exchange for job investments.

Senior administration officials described the proposal as the first of a number of new economic ideas Obama plans to offer in the coming months, the AP reports. Administration officials have not given a dollar amount for the proposal or said how many jobs would be created because those figures would be negotiated with Congress.

With Obama not contacting Boehner's office and reporters allegedly receiving two briefings on the "grand bargain" from the White House while Congress is yet to have one, Buck doubted the president's proposal was a serious attempt at budget reform.

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