Spending cuts needed for debt limit hike: Boehner

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 3:36 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday again linked passage of legislation raising Treasury Department borrowing authority to achieving significant government spending reductions.

"We're not going to increase the debt limit of the United States without real spending cuts and real changes in the way we spend the people's money," Boehner, a Republican, told reporters.

He did not elaborate.

(Reporting by Kim Dixon; Editing by Eric Beech)