Didn’t they just raise our taxes a few months ago?
Via The Hill:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters Tuesday that automatic spending cuts known as the sequester should go forward unless Republicans agree to raise taxes.
Reid said he would not agree to any package that replaces the sequester with only spending cuts.
“We have a law that’s in effect. It’s call sequestration. Those cuts will go forward. They’re all cuts. I think we need some revenue to take the pressure off everybody. The American people agree with me, and until there’s some agreement on revenue, I believe we should just go ahead with the sequester,” Reid said.
Reid panned a proposal floated by Senate Republicans to give the administration more flexibility to manage the impact of the $85 billion in automatic cuts.