John Boehner

Boehner Says GOP Budget Will Balance the Books Within a Decade

Unlikely to pass Senate

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Speaker John Boehner told House Republicans this afternoon that the GOP's upcoming budget will balance the federal books in a decade.

Due to the Democrats' control of the White House and Senate, the possibility of that promise becoming law is remote. But the speaker's vocal support for the idea reportedly drew cheers within the House Republican conference.

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