Boehner Backs Tax Cuts for the Middle Class

House Republican leader John Boehner

With congressional elections less than two months away, both parties are trying to score big with voters, many of whom are unhappy with Congress. One way to do this is to support a tax cut for the middle class — that is, those earning less than $250,000 a year — and not renew tax cuts for the wealthy. That's right — President Obama does not want to extend George W. Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), who has been at odds with Obama, says he would not oppose a tax cut for the middle class, but he thinks that excluding the wealthy is "bad policy." If middle-class is $250,000 and under, that equates to 97 percent of the population. We guess that voting against a tax break for 97 percent of the population would be bad policy for getting re-elected. We're sure House Republican leader Boehner wouldn't want to offend his constituents, most of whom fall into the middle-class category, especially right before an election.

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