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GOP's Sen. Graham: Fair to Put Raising Revenue on Table

Sunday, 25 Nov 2012 04:10 PM

 

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A prominent Republican senator said "it's fair to ask my party to put revenue on the table" as part of the solution to avoid the looming automatic tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff."

South Carolina's Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he is "willing to generate revenue" by steps such as capping tax deductions, which he says would most affect upper-income Americans. But he said he won't agree to higher taxes — a position shared by most Republicans in Congress.

President Barack Obama wants to let tax rates rise for wealthy families while sparing middle- and low-income taxpayers.

Graham told ABC's "This Week" that "for the good of the country," he's ready to violate an anti-tax pledge followed by most Republicans if Democrats agree to big changes in entitlement programs.

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