10/21/2013

Businesses are largely standing with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, after the battle over the debt ceiling, against tea party candidates they helped get elected. Scott Talbott, senior vice president for public policy at The Financial Services Roundtable, said Boehner "has a long history of being a straight shooter." Although he said it would not be a litmus test for the Roundtable, Talbott said business groups would look at these issues during the next elections: "What is the candidate's position when it comes to funding the government? What is the candidate's position when it comes to the debt ceiling? And what is the candidate's position on what the fiscal health of the U.S. should be, and the steps they would take to achieve that?"

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