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Cliff Drama Turns Page to Debt Ceiling

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As Republicans, led by Boehner, clarified their position, Democrats doubled down on their stance that lawmakers shouldn’t continue to use the debt limit as a political tool.

Tax rates for middle-income taxpayers is “the vital first step, and then we go on from there, but clearly it would be preferable to handle the debt ceiling,” Levin said.

Daniel Newhauser, Steven T. Dennis and Ben Weyl contributed to this report.

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