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Boehner: Failing To Raise The Debt Limit Puts Economy In Great Jeopardy


It also raises the question of why Republicans have refused to raise the borrowing limit without extracting major concessions from Democrats on federal spending. Boehner says he and White House negotiators aren't narrowing their differences on a comprehensive debt bill very quickly.

"At the end of the day we've gotta have a bill that we can pass through the House," Boehner said. "In all honesty I don't think things have narrowed -- I don't think this problem has narrowed -- at all in the last several days."

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