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Eric Cantor: Last Debt Limit Deal 'Wasn't A Perfect Agreement'

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Cantor argued that Obama has not "found a way to lead in divided government," while recalling the last debt limit negotiations in 2011.

"Just two years ago, President Obama and House Republicans came to an agreement to raise the debt ceiling and implement much-needed reductions in spending," he wrote. "It wasn’t a perfect agreement, but it, too, moved the nation forward. For the first time since the Korean War, the United States will have two consecutive years of reduced nominal spending."

Following those negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that he received "98 percent" of what he wanted in the deal.

"I'm pretty happy," Boehner said at the time.