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Details of the president’s proposed budget have been leaking out since Friday, but so far, Republicans aren’t impressed.
“We’ll get the details of this budget tomorrow, but it looks to me that it’s going to be very small on spending discipline and a lot new spending and so-called investments,” Rep. Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, said on “Fox News Sunday.”
House Speaker John A. Boehner, in an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” said Republicans will push for even more spending cuts.
“We’re broke,” Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said. “What’s really dangerous is if we do nothing. … We’re going to deal with the entitlement problem.”
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