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GOP Holds Firm On No Tax Hikes In Debt Debate Despite Obama Bluster

June 30, 2011 by  

John Boehner has continued to fight tax hikes.President Barack Obama had some harsh words for legislators in a recent press conference centering on the debt issue, however, GOP lawmakers were not swayed to adopt tax hikes.

Republicans have refused to allow increases in taxes to be part of the debt ceiling talks, according to Fox News. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said that if the ceiling is not raised by Aug. 2, the country could default on its obligations.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that the Republicans have been the party that has been serious about solving the financial situation that the United States is currently in, not the Democrats and Obama.

“His Administration has been burying our kids and grandkids in new debt and offered no plan to rein in spending,” Boehner said. “Republicans have been leading and offering solutions to put the brakes on this spending binge. The president has been AWOL from the debate.”

The government has so far been unable to offer much help to the country during its worst financial situation since the Great Depression, with the unemployment rate currently sitting at 9.1 percent.

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  • Pete

    That sure is good news ! I hope the Republicans can persuade the Democrats to cut all this spending, and 1) Balance the Budget and 2) PAY BACK THE NATIONAL DEBT !!! and 3) Introduce a gold/silver/platinum/palladium BACKED currency, to compete against the Federal Reserve Notes !!!!!

    NO MORE BORROWING !!!! NO NEW TAXES !!!!

  • Diane

    I agree with you Pete. We also need to encourage those that are standing strong on these issues and let them know that we are behind them. We also need to let those that are wavering know that we are not going to give up our fight for America and our need to get this financial disaster under control. We must continue to hold them accountable. Never give up and never give in.

  • the survivor

    Boehner will start bawling and say he had to up the debt ceiling to save the American people, he hasn’t been going golfing with Obama for nothing, there’s a back door deal been made already.There will never be any changes til we get term limits and no benefits when they leave office except SS and medicare, the same as we get.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/laptop-security-you-need-protection Nathanial Boarts

    The Speaker’s website claims to want a more accountabl­e government­. From what I’ve observed, it’s accountabl­e to Grover Norquist, NOT the people

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