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Kristol: GOP In Danger Of Looking Like "They Don't Care For Middle Class"

BILL KRISTOL: The Republicans are in real risk in my view now of looking like they’re defending keeping the current tax rates for the wealthy -- the Bush tax rates for the wealthy -- and right now the official Republican position is let the payroll tax rate go back up by 2 points. That is a 2 percentage point increase on every American, but it’s a marginal -- Republicans care about marginal rates — it’s a marginal increase on everyone making less than a $100,000 a year

I really worry that Republicans under President Obama -- we consider that he's overreaching, it's too much, you know. At the end of the day, President Obama is selling a very simple message, ‘I want to keep taxes low for middle class Americans,’ and Republicans look like, I’m worried, are in the position of looking as if they don’t care about the middle class and just want to keep tax rates low for wealthy Americans. (Fox News Sunday, December 2, 2012)

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