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House Dems Reject Obama Tax Plan In Current Form

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Democratic Caucus has voted to reject President Barack Obama's tax deal with Republicans in its current form.

By voice vote, the rank and file Democrats passed a resolution Thursday that said the tax package should not come to the floor of the House for consideration. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., introduced the resolution.

Said Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas: "If it's take it or leave it, we'll leave it." Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., said "it's a pretty clear message. We don't like the bill."

Michael Steel, spokesman for Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, noted that Obama has said failing to stop all of the tax hikes scheduled for Jan. 1 would have serious consequences for the economy. He said, "House Republicans agree."
      
      
      
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