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Boehner: ‘The president got his tax hikes on January 1'

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Michal Conger

House Speaker John Boehner this morning repeated his assertion that House Republicans are done talking about tax hikes as part of a sequester deal, speaking to reporters after a meeting with the White House.

“The American people know that Washington has a spending problem, and while there are smarter ways to cut spending than the process we’re about to engage on, the House shouldn’t have to pass a third bill before the Senate does anything,” he said. “The House has laid out a plan to avoid the sequester. I would hope that the Senate would act. But let’s make it clear that the president got his tax hikes on January 1. This discussion about revenue, in my view, is over.”

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