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John Boehner, House Republicans Vehemently Opposing Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON — Leading congressional Republicans renewed their vehement opposition to tax increases Wednesday, as President Barack Obama prepared to put forth his new prescription for slow growth and national indebtedness.”Most people underst…

WASHINGTON — Leading congressional Republicans renewed their vehement opposition to tax increases Wednesday, as President Barack Obama prepared to put forth his new prescription for slow growth and national indebtedness.

“Most people understand that Washington doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem,” said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. “We can’t raise taxes. … That was settled last November during the elections.”

Joining Cantor in appearing on morning network news programs, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, also ruled out tax increases, saying the country needs tax “reform,” not tax hikes.

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