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John Boehner Wants to Use Debt Ceiling Debate to Force Spending Cuts

Speaker John Boehner re-emphasized on Friday morning that he plans to use the debt limit as a chance to force President Barack Obama to cut spending.

Speaking at a closed-door House Republican Conference meeting the day after he was reelected as speaker with resistance from some conservatives, the Ohio Republican cited a poll by his adviser David Winston that showed “72 percent of Americans agree any increase in the nation’s debt limit must be accompanied by spending cuts and reforms of a greater amount.

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