you have shown a willingness to raise tax revenues as an effort to bring down the debt.
“Do you feel that more members of your party are coming around to that view? And do you think that that will make finding common ground on this issue easier?”
The Speaker replied: “Well, in negotiations with the president, I had additional revenues on the table. Revenues out of economic growth. Revenues out of a more efficient tax system. Revenues out of what I’ll call opportunity costs from having certainty about what the tax code looks like.”
But Boehner appeared to shut the door on raising taxes.
“Listen, I do believe that there’s a way to resolve it, but at this point, giving this government more revenue would be like giving a cocaine addict who wants to quit more cocaine,” he said.
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