Geithner says imperative to cut deficits

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Wednesday that it was imperative that the United States cut its budget deficits and said he was not concerned about foreign officials' comments about America's willingness to do so.

"It is absolutely imperative that we find a bipartisan solution bring down our deficits dramatically," he said in response to questions from a U.S. House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee.

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Geithner also said that comments by foreign officials expressing doubt about the U.S. commitment to lower its deficits did not worry him.

(Reporting by Glenn Somerville; Editing by Kenneth Barry)

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