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House GOP Leader Signals He's Open To Obama Tax Cut

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posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 11:18 AM
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WASHINGTON — The House Republican leader, John A. Boehner, on Sunday opened the door to a compromise on the contentious issue of the Bush-era tax cuts, saying he would vote to maintain lower rates for families earning less than $250,000 even if President Obama and Democrats insisted on ending the cuts for wealthier Americans.

With Congress returning to Washington this week, Mr. Boehner’s decision is likely to reframe both the final intense weeks on Capitol Hill before the elections and the fall campaign, in which embattled Democrats have planned to paint Republicans as obstructionists favoring the rich over the middle class.

Mr. Obama in recent days has lambasted Congressional Republicans — at times singling out Mr. Boehner by name — for threatening to block an extension of the tax cuts for more than 97 percent of Americans to preserve lower rates for “millionaires.” And Democratic party leaders had been planning to use the tax fight to help rally their base.

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What's this? A GOP leader actually SUPPORTING the president on tax cuts for the middle class? Supporting Obama on ANYTHING for that matter? And a Republican as influential as John Boehner no less?

This is great news, for the country and for the middle and working classes.

I'm waiting for hell to freeze over!




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