09/13/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Washington, D.C. – Senate Republicans have expressed intentions to block a measure that would increase taxes for the country’s wealthiest, while extending tax relief to the middle class. As reported by the Associated Press (AP) GOP leaders in the Senate voiced opposition to the legislation as Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire.
Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, the GOP whip, is quoted by the AP as stating of his party’s plans on Monday, “Just before the recess we had a meeting and we discussed this, and every Republican was absolutely supportive of the idea that there shouldn’t be any increases in taxes.”
President Barack Obama, who is seeking to expedite the passage of the measure, is further quoted in the report as stating of the Republican opposition, “We could get (tax cuts) done this week, but we’re still in this wrestling match with John Boehner and Mitch McConnell about the last 2 to 3 percent” of tax payers that who fit into the upper-income category.
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