When asked about the messaging war between Republicans and Democrats over raising taxes on the wealthy, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio said Republicans favor lowering the tax burden on small businesses in an effort to “try to get this government off the backs of employers so that they can begin to hire people.”
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Asked on Friday at the Capitol about Democrats’ plan to paint Republicans as the defenders of wealthy Americans who oppose middle-class tax cuts, Boehner said, “Well, listen, I’ve got 11 brothers and sisters on every rung of the economic ladder, all right? My dad owned a bar. I know what’s going on out in America.
“And the fact is that Republicans are trying to do everything we can to allow American families and small businesses to keep more of what they earn, to try to get this government off the backs of employers so that they can begin to hire people. And the other side can go out — come out with all the rhetoric they want to come out with, but the facts are the facts.”