Boehner exits budget talks with Obama

Boehner exits budget talks with Obama

POSTED: Friday, July 22, 2011 - 5:04pm

UPDATED: Friday, July 22, 2011 - 5:24pm

House Speaker John Boehner has broken off talks with President Barack Obama on getting a budget deal to avert a government default.

The Ohio Republican says the president wants to raise taxes too high and won't make "fundamental changes" to benefit programs such as Medicare.

Top GOP aides say Boehner will now work with Senate leaders on an alternative aimed at averting a market-rattling, first-ever federal default.


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Most likely he had an appointment at the tanning salon.

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