Republicans: Well Be Open to Revenues after Election
WaPo: 'GOP Retreat On Taxes Likely If Obama Wins'
Senate Tea Party Leader: 'We Might as Well Cut a Deal'
WaPo: 'REPUBLICANS SAY THEY'LL RETREAT ON TAXES IF OBAMA WINS'
WaPo: "Senior Republicans say they will be forced to retreat on taxes if President Obama wins a second term in November, clearing the biggest obstacle to a deal with Democrats to defuse a year-end budget bomb that threatens to rock the U.S. economy." [Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane, 9/21/12]
WaPo: "... Even some ardent conservatives say Republicans may have no choice but to throw in the towel on taxes if they want to persuade Democrats to spare the Pentagon budget." [Montgomery and Kane, 9/21/12]
SENATE TEA PARTY LEADER: 'WE MIGHT AS WELL CUT A DEAL'
WaPo: "We're not going to save our defense unless we go along with the president's wishes...," said Sen Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a leader of the Tea Party movement. ... "There are enough Republicans, I think, who are so afraid of defense cuts that they would probably give in." [Montgomery and Kane, 9/21/12]
BLOOMBERG: "Last week, one of the Republican Party's most ardent tax- cut advocates said if Obama is re-elected, there's not much point in delaying a compromise on taxes. ... 'We might as well cut a deal,' [DeMint] said. 'If Republicans want to maintain the defense, we're going to have to give tax increases to Obama.'" [Heidi Przybyla, 9/20/12]
TOP SENATE CONSERVATIVE: 'I'M ALL FOR' DEAL THAT INCLUDES REVENUES
BLOOMBERG: "'I'm all for that, I wanted Bowles-Simpson,' said Senator Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican participating in the Senate group's talks." [Przybyla, 9/20/12]