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Michele Bachmann Opposes House GOP Debt Limit Plan

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ANKENY, Iowa (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she opposes GOP House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to increase the federal borrowing authority.

Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman, is telling Iowans that she will vote against any measure in Congress to raise the debt ceiling. The three-term House member says blocking the increase will force Congress to cut spending.

Bachmann told people outside a diner in suburban Des Moines that it – quote – is “a day of reckoning and Washington refuses to deal with the day of reckoning.”

House leaders say that conservative Republicans in the GOP-controlled House have the votes to block Boehner’s plan.

Boehner has proposed raising the debt ceiling in two stages, including now and early next year, in exchange for spending cuts.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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