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Boehner accuses Obama of holding entitlements ‘hostage’

WASHINGTON — Speaker of the House John Boehner waved aside reports on Friday that President Obama would seek a new budget compromise next week, accusing the president of again demanding tax increases in exchange for ‘‘modest entitlement savings.’’

‘‘If the president believes these modest entitlement savings are needed to help shore up these programs, there’s no reason they should be held hostage for more tax hikes,’’ Boehner said. ‘‘That’s no way to lead and move the country forward.’’

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