Boehner pushes for immediate spending cuts: aide

WASHINGTON Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:26pm EDT

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) holds a news conference about talks aimed at averting a looming U.S. debt default, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) holds a news conference about talks aimed at averting a looming U.S. debt default, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 11, 2011.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner pushed for immediate spending cuts at Monday's debt-reduction meeting with President Barack Obama and fellow congressional leaders, a Republican aide said.

"The speaker took issue with Democrats' suggestion that most of the spending cuts should be concentrated out into future years, rather than beginning right away," the aide said. Talks for a third straight day are to resume at the White House on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan and Thomas Ferraro: editing by Philip Barbara)

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Of course he’s going to say that. Boehner has grave doubts any promises by these individuals can be trusted. I mean look at what the wing-nuts have done with the farce of reducing medicare payments to doctors year after year. That one is an official joke/fantasy.

Jul 11, 2011 5:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
NoObama2012 wrote:
Start with the elimination of the Department of Education, The Departmant of Energy and across the board cuts to every government entity. Then sell TVA!

Jul 11, 2011 5:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TexanForever wrote:
I have been following this issue very closely and I am really starting to understand the GOP’s philosophy – not that I agree with it, but understanding both sides is critical in any debate. First comment that is imperative is to stop putting illogical demands in the press. No one wins that way. Second, how can the GOP claim that by increasing taxes is going to kill jobs. Mr. McConnell needs to understand that in Dec. we extended the Bush tax cuts and unemployment has gone up. Is he that dumb? Does he not see that his reasoning is completely flawed? If not raising taxes would spur the economy, as he claims, how does he explain the last six months? He refused to answer any questions posed to him by Fox when they interviewed him.

Jul 11, 2011 6:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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