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Leading conservative says Obama will win tax fight

2 years ago Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:08:28 AM CST December 13, 2012 Thursday, December 13 2012 Dec 13, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - A leading conservative who's resigning from the Senate is predicting that President Barack Obama will win the battle over raising taxes.

South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint calls it "a political trophy" within Obama's grasp. He says, quote, "The president's proposal is not a plan, it's not a solution."

When asked why Obama and congressional Republicans can't agree on a plan to avert a fiscal cliff in less than three weeks, DeMint says both political parties have "failed" the country.

On Obama, the senator says, "He's going to get his wish. I believe we're going to be raising taxes and not just on the top earners."

DeMint is stepping down from the Senate to become president of the Heritage Institution, a conservative think tank.

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