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Would A Tax Hike Bring A Leadership Challenge In The House GOP Caucus?

Thursday, July 7, 2011  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

That’s the question the MSM isn’t asking but should be. The freshmen class can no more vote for a tax hike than than they can register as democrats for their re-elect campaigns.

Nor will John Boehner or Eric Cantor ask them to do so. Neither Boehner nor Cantor believes the problem is a lack of revenues, and given the size and scope of their win last year, there isn’t a need to pretend to compromise. The electorate doesn’t want compromise. It wants deep and meaningful cuts, the sort of sacrifice that ordinary Americans have been making for three years.

This giant MSM caper, hunting for any sign of a GOP divide on taxes, is just another elaborate display of pro-Obama bias in among the Manhattan-Beltway media elite, an attempt to help a cornered and increasingly impotent president find some footing. If the president refuses the obvious cuts and chaos of any sort occurs in the markets, it will finish him and his party.

The problem is spending, and the president needs to accept that and move to address it.

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