You have to wonder how much people like House Minority Leader Boehner thinks things through when he says he'd compromise on repealing the tax cuts (see the Spokesman Review article) on Sunday and after other Republican leaders say "no", on Monday he says, "Me neither." And remember, he's the House Republican leader.
By the end of the day Monday, Boehner, of Ohio, issued a statement dropping his earlier suggestion and saying he too would fight higher taxes affecting any bracket.
President Barack Obama is pushing for a permanent middle class tax cut, but only if Bush-era cuts for top earners are eliminated. Republicans, in turn, want permanent tax relief for all income levels.
The divide is rapidly becoming the marquee issue of the midterm election.
It's not about working together and doing what's best for the country.
Eric Lindell at the Narrows in Fall River MA.
5 hours ago