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View Diary: Boehner slams door on proposal to stop holding middle-class tax cuts hostage (111 comments)

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  •  Here's hoping Boehner prevails. (7+ / 0-)

    If we do go over said 'cliff' then all tax cuts expire and the first thing democrats will propose is a tax cut for the middle class. Hard for Republicans to defend against this. And it takes away whatever leverage Republicans can exert by refusing to raise the debt ceiling.

    OTOH, sunsetting the Bush tax cuts for only the top 2% before the end of the year allows Republicans to claim they are acting sanely while allowing them to use the debt ceiling threat.

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