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Boehner Announces Fiscal Cliff "Plan B"

get real4 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 12:23 PM
I hope that this passes the house. I don't think we should raise taxes on anyone right now. However, by passing a bill that extends the current rates for everyone making less than a million, Boehner can blunt the Democrats attack that republicans are just trying to protect the very wealthy at the expense of the middle class. This plan B specifically extends the rates for the middle class and for probably the majority of small business owners. If we pass this, the Democrats will be the ones voting against extending the rates for those making less than a million. It is then the Democrats willing to sacrifice the middle class in order to tax the very wealthy.

House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday he will be bringing a fiscal cliff "plan B" to the House floor this week for a vote. Boehner says his new plan will protect as many taxpayers as possible and is a tax-only measure. More from National Journal.

Two congressional sources said the vote would probably be held on Thursday.

The tax-only measure is being called "Plan B" by Republicans and they are looking at it as an alternative to a broader plan that the speaker has been negotiating with the White House.

Talks between the White...