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Boehner says Democrats need to propose spending cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — After meeting with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, House Speaker John Boehner says Democrats still haven’t recommended cuts to government benefit programs as part of a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.

Boehner told reporters the meeting was frank and direct, but gave no indication of any progress toward averting the blend of tax increases and spending cuts due to hit at the turn of the year.

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