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Republicans caught between a tax break and a hard place

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/05/2011

Lisa Mascaro

Reporting from Washington When President Obama called for extending the payroll tax cut for workers during an address to Congress three months ago, only a few Republicans stood to applaud. The head of the House GOP campaign arm called the tax breaks a "horrible idea." Conservatives likened it to "robbing Peter to pay Paul" and piling onto the national debt. Now, with American workers facing an average $1,000 tax increase on Jan. 1, GOP leaders in Congress are engaged in a message makeover. They are struggling to convince their rank-and-file lawmakers that blocking Obama's proposed tax break would be politically toxic, not to mention a breach of the party's decades-old commitment to cutting taxes. Read on...
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"Republicans caught between a tax break and a hard place", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2011. Consulté le 29/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/republicans-caught-between-a-tax-break-and-a-hard-place