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WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner says he agrees with President Barack Obama that the nation’s borrowing limit must be raised to avoid a government default but insists that House Republicans won’t back any deal with tax increases.

Talking to reporters shortly before a White House meeting, Boehner (BAY’-nur) said there is a way to increase revenues without raising taxes. He embraced the idea of significant tax reform. But he said it can’t be done without serious changes to the major benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

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