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View Diary: Why are Republicans calling for more tax revenue but not higher tax rates? (81 comments)

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    Republicans passed the Bush tax cuts in 2001 knowing they would sunset in 10 years. The reason for the sunset provision in the bill was because of the Byrd Rule, which prohibits legislation that substantially impacts the deficit from lasting longer than 10 years. In other words, when Republicans passed the Bush tax cuts, they knew they were increasing the deficit over 10 years. Yet now, they howl about the deficit and want to keep the Bush tax cuts. Republicans are not good faith actors.

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