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Boehner Gives GOP Weekly Address: Election A "Mandate To Work Together"

GOP: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) delivers this week's address, discussing the need for bipartisan action on averting the fiscal cliff that's set to take place at the beginning of next year. The Senate's plan to partly go off the fiscal cliff through tax hikes would kill more than 700,000 jobs, according to independent accounting firm Ernst & Young. Devastating tax hikes on small business owners is not the answer.

Speaker Boehner also thanks our nation's veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices as we celebrate Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11.

"Let's focus on tax reform that closes special interest loopholes and lowers tax rates," he said. "Instead of accepting arbitrary cuts that will endanger our national defense, let's get serious about shoring up the entitlement programs that are the primary drivers of our country's massive, growing debt."

"This framework can lead to common ground," he added. "Because if there was a mandate in this election, it was a mandate to work together to do what's in the best interest of our country."

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