Boehner rules out quick fix
Won’t delay vital budget cuts, he says
Posted: February 7, 2013 at 4:22 a.m.
House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that he will oppose any delay of $1.2 trillion in automatic U.S. spending reductions set to begin March 1 unless Congress replaces them with other “cuts and reforms.” Boehner said it is time for Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama to come up with a plan to replace the spending cuts, called sequestration. He said he is “more than willing” to work with them, as he reiterated his opposition to tax-revenue increases in such a proposal.
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