Boehner says will attend White House debt meeting

WASHINGTON Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:20pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Speaker John Boehner on Friday said he would attend the White House meeting on the debt ceiling on Saturday.

The Republican said he was confident Republican and Democratic leaders could get serious about raising the debt ceiling and addressing deficit issues. "I'm confident that Congress can act next week," he told reporters.

(Reporting by Tabassum Zakaria; Editing by Todd Eastham)

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AmirDewani wrote:
Both sides want to avoid default and both sides refuse to budge on their respective points of view. So, where is the equation?
This is what is called ‘dramatizing’!Please note, they have no choice but to raise the debt ceiling. And this can happen by ‘give and take’.This too they must do as there is no choice.A growth of 90% in expenses as against the increase of only 25% in govt. revenues during the last ten years! The figures speak louder than what I just see on the video, both the President and the Speaker of the house; talking about the frustrating news of breaking down of the talks.Again, there is no choice.They have to make the choice tomorrow – Saturday.

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