Republican Leaders Preparing Party To Accept Tax Increases

Posted by | November 16, 2011 12:56 | Filed under: Top Stories

Republicans are getting ready to accept that tax increases will be part of a revenue deal.

Lawmakers emerged from the closed-door meeting saying [Rep. Jeb] Hensarling had made the case that offering some new revenue — $300 billion in at least one publicized offer — would be a good trade to secure a permanent extension of the George W. Bush-era tax rates.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters after the briefing that the GOP had made “a fair offer,” referring to a proposal from supercommittee member Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) that would call for about $300 billion in new taxes in a total deficit-reduction package of $1.2 trillion.

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