WASHINGTON — If Obama and House Democrats were at pains to extend an olive branch to Republicans after the midterm elections, that is no longer the case with regard to tax cuts. That was the message at the closed-door meeting held Monday night by members of the House Democratic Caucus.
With the Bush tax cuts set to expire at the end of the month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will schedule a vote “this week” to extend tax cuts for the middle-class alone, her colleague Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) told reporters Monday.
Democratic operatives just were as emphatic about what will be left out of the proposed legislation.