GOPers: If Obama wins, we might have to give on Bush tax cuts

Top Republicans tell Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane that they might be ready to throw in the towel

[I]f Obama wins, the GOP would have no leverage — political or procedural — to force him to abandon his pledge to raise taxes on family income over $250,000, according to senior Republicans in the House and the Senate.

So they are beginning to contemplate a compromise that would let taxes go up in exchange for Democratic concessions on GOP priorities.

Of course, not everyone in the House is on board. “We were sent here to fight, and I don’t think that message changes,” added Rep. H. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.).

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.

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