Boehner: Won't Back Expiration of Tax Cuts

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House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that he would not back a deal to avert an imminent default that would allow temporary income tax cuts on the wealthy to expire.

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``I've never voted to raise taxes and I don't intend to,'' Boehner told a news conference. He said that allowing existing tax cuts to expire would amount to a tax increase.

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