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Fri., 1:09pm: Boehner says debt limit should be part of talks

November 9, 2012
Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner insisted on Friday that any deal with President Barack Obama to avert the so-called fiscal cliff must include lower tax rates, eliminating special interest loopholes and reining in government-benefit programs.

2013 should be the year we begin to solve our debt through tax reform and entitlement reform, Boehner said.

Boehner and Obama have taken the initial steps in high-stakes negotiations over how to deal with expiring Bush-era tax cuts and automatic spending cuts to defense and domestic programs that economists warn could plunge the nation into another recession.

Boehner, Obama and Senate leaders face a Jan. 2 deadline to reach an agreement or at least come up with a framework to deal with the issue early next year.

 
 
 

 

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