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Unpopular cuts likely, Rep. Paul Ryan warns

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Budget Committee said Sunday that Republicans will oppose tax increases and, as a result, deep, unpopular budget cuts probably will take effect.

Representative Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, told NBC’s ‘‘Meet the Press’’ that automatic spending cuts are scheduled to take hold because, ‘‘Democrats have opposed our efforts to replace those cuts with others.’’

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