Conservative leaders: better to go off fiscal cliff than abandon principles and raise taxes

Bozell said the conversation needed to refocus on spending cuts.

“We are for discussion of cutting spending, we are opposed to having the conversation only about raising taxes,” he said. “And I don’t think there’s any question that Obama back ended Republicans into a corner some time ago, the discussion has been about raising taxes on millionaires and that sort of clicked during the campaign. And so too many Republicans have fallen into that trap.”

Bozell said he would help mount challenges to any Republican House member who voted for a deal that raised taxes. TheTeaParty.net, a tea party group, said earlier on Wednesday that they, too, would challenge such members in primaries.

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