Boehner: Dem deficit-reduction proposal not ‘a reasonable number’

A majority of the six Democrats on the 12-member panel privately proposed a package that would cut the deficit by $3 trillion over 10 years, including more than $1 trillion in tax increases.

Boehner said Thursday in a news conference that the amount of new revenue was too high.

This is the same number that was in the president’s budget, the same number that I don’t know if they found any Democrats in the House and Senate to vote for,” Boehner said. “And so, I don’t think it’s a reasonable number.”

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