Tom Cole Reiterates Call For GOP To Accept Obama’s Offer On Taxes

Late Wednesday morning, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) reiterated his call for Republicans to accept President Obama’s offer to extend middle income tax cuts in the near-term, and then fight against tax hikes in a broader package.

“In my view, we all agree that we’re not going to raise taxes on people who make less than $250,000,” he said on camera, as caught by MSNBC. “We should take them out of this discussion right now and continue to fight against any rate increase, continue to try to work honestly for a much bigger deal.”

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told reporters on Wednesday that he disagrees with Cole.

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