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Boehner: No tax rate boost to avert fiscal cliff

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans want to cooperate with President Barack Obama on reducing federal deficits, but not by raising income tax rates. Boehner spoke soon after Obama told reporters the GOP-run House should let taxes rise on the richest Americans. Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said that would hurt job creation. The speaker said there has been a spirit of...

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