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To fix deficit, tax and cut

After a few weeks of posturing, House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, has finally agreed to increase tax rates on the highest-income Americans. Although his offer stopped almost half a trillion dollars short of President Barack Obama’s proposal, the mere fact that the GOP’s top negotiator would support an increase in those rates at all brightens the prospects for a deficit-cutting deal by January 1st.

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