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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:14 PM

GOP Congressman Won’t Extend Middle Class Tax Cuts To Avoid Giving ‘Control’ To Democrats [View all]

Source: Think Progress

Earlier this week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sought to overcome the GOP’s resistance to voting on a Senate-passed measure that would extend Bush-era tax cuts to middle class Americans by introducing a discharge petition that, if signed by 218 members, could force the House to take-up the measure. Some Republicans, weary of the overwhelming public support for raising rates on the richest two percent of Americans, have urged the GOP leadership to allow the vote, but have yet to formally sign Pelosi’s discharge. Republican leadership continues to insist on extending tax cuts for all Americans, while President Obama said he would only sign legislation that would maintain reductions for individuals who earn $200,000 or less and couples who make $250,000 or less.

But in a recent photo-op with constituents, Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) explained why Republicans are refusing to give in. The Tennessee Republican admitted that he won’t vote to extend tax cuts to 98 percent of Americans because doing so would cede control to Democrats.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/12/08/1305601/gop-congressman-explains-why-he-wont-extend-middle-class-tax-cuts-it-would-give-control-to-the-democrats/



Wouldn't you love being a Republican member of the House? You get to flip the bird to your constituents secure in the knowledge that Freedom Works and billionaires like Koch and Sheldon Adelson will bankroll your campaign.

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