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Grover Norquist Backs Boehner Plan For Debt Ceiling


"Here's the big picture: No tax increase. Real spending cuts. Cuts first and debt ceiling second," Norquist said in a statement online. "This plan is good for taxpayers, children and other living things."

Even with Norquist's seal of approval, it's unclear whether Boehner's plan will be enough to satisfy House Republicans, let alone Democratic leaders and the White House. But it certainly helps Boehner's cause as he struggles to prove he can corral enough of his caucus to pass a debt ceiling increase without having to ask Democratic members for help.