Tax Cuts Receive New Emphasis—and Some Criticism—in Stimulus Debate

Obama has emphasized tax relief to assuage skeptical Republicans, but some economists are wary.

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Minority Leader Boehner doesn't have enough GOP members in the House to stall the stimulus. But a logjam could occur in the Senate, where skeptical voices are rising over the tax-relief measures.

Meantime, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her own plan to "incentivize" lawmakers to roll up their sleeves. If there's not a bill when it comes time for the President's Day recess in mid-February, there will be no House recess, she warned. "We are not going home," she said, "without an economic recovery package."

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