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 BoehnerDem drops out of race for Boehner's old seat Conservative allies on opposite sides in GOP primary fight Clinton maps out first 100 days 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."