Those watching only the actions of the President and his administration would never know that nation's focus is on jobs and the economy. The facts are clear: a tax increase on America's job creators would crush job growth and hurt the middle class.
Raising taxes on anyone in this economy is a bad idea.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor made the following remarks after meeting of the House Republican Conference:
"it is almost unfathomable to imagine how it is that the President could be advocating for increased taxes when this economy and the small businesses are suffering so much. We have the latest in terms of the Senate action. The Senate Democrats are now claiming they're going to go and push this economy off the cliff, just so they can say that we're going to raise taxes. We in the House are of a different mindset."