September 15, 2011
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens to his introduction prior to speaking about the economy, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at the Economic Club of Washington, in Washington. Boehner said the congressional committee charged with recommending large deficit cuts should lay the groundwork for tax changes that would enhance economic growth. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Top House Republicans said Sunday they oppose a bipartisan, Senate-approved bill that extends a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for just two months and said congressional bargainers need to write a new version lasting a longer time.
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner urged Congress' deficit "supercommittee" on Thursday to lay the groundwork for a broad overhaul of the U.S. tax code, rejecting Democrats' talk of tax increases but leaving open the possibility the government's take could rise as a result.. Tax increases "are not a viable