Dem Rep. Peter DeFazio: Against Tax Cut Deal, Undecided on Obama in 2012

Friday, December 10, 2010

House Democrats rebelled Thursday against President Barack Obama's tax cut deal with Republicans, threatening to keep it off the floor. This comes after the House Democratic Caucus met yesterday and approved a motion to reject the provisions of the compromises — most notably the provisions related to the estate tax. Currently the deal struck between the President and Republicans would extend Bush-era tax cuts for the super-rich, and drastically ease the estate tax burden. We speak with the man leading the charge in the House Democratic caucus, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.). He also weighs in on whether President Obama can count on his support in 2012. 


Rep. Peter DeFazio

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Arwa Gunja

Comments [2]

Barbara Keller from Eugene, OR and Lopez Island, WA

Finally!! A politician who speaks the truth and stands by it. Then again I have never expected any less from Peter DeFazio.

Dec. 12 2010 12:37 PM
Judith Stewart from Eugene, OR

I am thrilled that you, Mr. DeFazio, are leading the charge to defeating the extension of the Bush tax credits. How can we help?

Dec. 11 2010 01:39 PM

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