Democrats, including President Obama, have said they will not accept a "fiscal cliff" deal that does not include increased taxes on people earning $250,000 a year or more. In contrast, Republicans have said Democrats need to concede to real cuts to federal spending, and argue that tax hikes won't have a huge impact on curbing the deficit.
Broun added that Obama is purposefully trying to get people to focus on taxes in order to shift attention away from "how his tax-and-spend policies kill jobs and hurt small businesses."
Several Republicans have given a cool reception to a plan from Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerNew Trump campaign boss took shots at Ryan on radio show Election reveals Paul Ryan to be worst speaker in U.S. history Getting rid of ObamaCare means getting rid of Hillary MORE (R-Ohio) that would reduce tax deductions for the wealthy. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said today he opposes it, and that the tax hikes would "destroy American jobs."