Democrats Trash Obama-GOP Tax Cut Deal, Threaten To Stop It

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WASHINGTON — House Democrats gathered in the Capitol Tuesday evening to debate the tax-cut deal President Barack Obama struck with Republicans, but as it turned out, they were already in agreement to an extent rarely seen on the left side of the lower chamber.

Across the board, Democrats who attended the meeting said, Obama’s deal was deemed too costly, too tilted toward the rich and too much of a cave to Republicans.

“The wealthiest few in the country come out like gangbusters,” said Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.), a Blue Dog who said he would oppose the deal. Many other Blue Dogs, Pomeroy said, would also vote down the package, on the grounds that it adds heavily to the debt.

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