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November 29th, 2012
08:25 PM ET

Republican infighting over potential tax compromise continues

Our fourth story OutFront – let's make a deal. Or at least part of a deal?

We may not be any closer to an agreement on the entire fiscal cliff, but there has been a big push in Washington to get at least one item signed, sealed, and delivered – an extension of Bush tax cuts for people making less than $250,000. Democrats in particular have supported this, with the hopes that popular support can force Republicans to extend these cuts without extending cuts for higher earners.

And yesterday, one Republican Congressman broke ranks with his party and said he agrees with this plan. Will more follow? Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder of Kansas, who is on the Appropriations Committee, comes OutFront tonight.

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  1. Arik Fetscher

    Chicken Joe who lost to Notre Dame,

    I think Jaded best describes you as I said before, the idea that one can lose abjectly and then have another chance just doesnt hold. More cuts than revenue is a failed policy as decided by the people, the GOP had a chance, and its not economically vialble or proven to increase growth. 2016 is a pipe dream away, its a GOP call to ignore the public again and anyone who mentions the next election is basically an elitist snob refusing to acknowledge the WILL of the people. Rates will rise on the 1st and then democrats will negotiate a tax solution of their choosing truly republicans have nothing to offer, it really is that simple. They hope that dems have fear and are bleeding hearts concerning a fiscal cliff less severe than the one that the GOP drove the nation into during a recovery, lest we not forget the debt ceiling issue. Hearts dont bleed between the legs, as a wise man once said and republicans wont get the chance to screw the nation again.

    November 29, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Reply
    • Joey at Purdue Univ

      Well, they have Mantai Te'o, and our only All American was the kicker, and he graduated.

      So I guess you have a point there, Drew Brees was a long time ago.

      November 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Reply
  2. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Hold on, I saw Lincoln. We just need to offer these guys some cushy jobs for after they leave Congress, or staple a check to their re-election committee to the front of the bill...

    But within the bounds of legislative ethics, there's already three or four plans, all of which have been discussed extensively, and the approval of any one of 'em would cause a hiring boom & send markets soaring. At this point, it just looks like they're posturing till Dec 31st.

    Then they'll probably move the sequester another year & get back to planning for 2016.

    November 29, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Reply

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