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‘Flabbergasted’ Boehner Says Obama’s Plan Has More Spending Than Spending Cuts



( — House Speaker John Boehner said he was “flabbergasted” when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told him about the White House plan to save the nation from going over the “fiscal cliff.”

Boehner, appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” said his reaction after Geithner briefed him privately on Thursday, was: “You can’t be serious.”

Boehner called it “silliness” that the White House is, among other things, asking Congress to give up its power to set the nation’s debt limit: “Congress is not going to give up this power,” Boehner said.


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