Republicans Calling Democrats' Bluff on Bush Tax Cuts

Democrats dig in on the hill, vow to extend Bush Tax Cuts for the middle class, not the wealthy.

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Murray says, however, that letting the cuts expire might free up Republicans to play ball and negotiate with Democrats on the fiscal cliff.

"Many Republicans are starting to realize something important: On Jan. 1, if we haven't gotten to a deal, Grover Norquist and his pledge are no longer relevant to the conversation," Murray said. "If the Bush tax cuts expire, every proposal will be a tax cut proposal, and the pledge will no longer keep Republicans boxed in and unable to compromise."

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