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Speaker Boehner: GOP Has Been Clear: Real Spending Cuts & Reforms, No Tax Hikes

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Published on Jul 12, 2011

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) made these remarks at a press conference with Republicans regarding the White House request for an increase in the debt limit:

"My message to the White House over the last several months has been real simple: the spending cuts have to be larger than the increase in the debt ceiling. Secondly, there are no tax increases on the table. And thirdly, we have to have real controls in place to make sure this never happens again. Real controls like a Balanced Budget Amendment.

"But the fact is that House Republicans have a plan. We passed our budget back in the spring, outlined our priorities. Where is the president's plan? When's he going to lay his cards on the table? This debt limit increase is his problem and I think it's time for him to lead by putting his plan on the table -- something that the Congress can pass."

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