GOP lawmaker: Dems telling GOP to raise taxes or 'go to hell'

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.

"The Democrats' math just doesn't add up; there is no way to tax our way out of this mess," Broun said. "Even if they attempt to tax every millionaire and billionaire in America at 100 percent of their earnings, it still won't even begin to put a dent in the deficit our federal government is currently running."

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 BoehnerIn House GOP, Ryan endorsement of Trump seen as inevitable House GOP faces dilemma on spending bills Overnight Finance: Puerto Rico bill clears panel | IRS chief vows to finish term | Bill would require nominees to release tax returns 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."

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