Political Headlines January 14, 2013: Speaker John Boehner, House GOP Ready for Fight with President Barack Obama, Democrats Over Debt Ceiling Limit





Boehner, GOP Ready for Fight with Obama, Dems Over Debt Limit

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-14-13

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House Speaker John Boehner openly challenged President Obama to another battle over the country’s mounting deficit Monday, answering Obama’s declaration that “America cannot afford another debate” over the debt limit by saying that Americans “do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending at the same time.”

“The consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are real, but so too are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved,” Boehner, R-Ohio, wrote in a statement Monday afternoon. “Without meaningful action, the debt will continue to act as an anchor on our economy, costing American jobs and endangering our children’s future.”…READ MORE

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