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March 03, 2011


Boehner Pledges to Cut Social Security and Medicare

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told the Wall Street Journal that he's "determined to offer a budget this spring that curbs Social Security and Medicare, despite the political risks, and that Republicans will try to persuade voters that sacrifices are needed."

Said Boehner: "People in Washington assume that Americans understand how big the problem is, but most Americans don't have a clue... Once they understand how big the problem is, I think people will be more receptive to what the possible solutions may be."

"Boehner also spoke forcefully in favor of raising the government's debt limit, a move strongly opposed by many conservative House Republicans. He reiterated that the action would have to be coupled with significant spending cuts."














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