The Battle In Congress

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 9:55am

Republicans look to repeal the health care law.

Congress is covering some familiar ground today.

House Republicans today are heading back into battle against President Obama's health care reform law. "They would make people believe that it’s all free it’s going to cost someone and that’s going to be..” REP. JEFF MILLER, R-FLORIDA

The house is brushing aside the Supreme Court decision upholding the law, and senate democrats sure to shoot down any repeal.

The senate is already looking ahead to the next big battleground - extending the bush-era tax cuts. "What are the consequences of taking more money from successful people..." SEN. JON KYL / (R) ARIZONA

Senate republicans are pushing back - hard - on President Obama's call to extend the cuts for one year, but only for those making less than $250,000 a year. "Let's not hold the vast majority of Americans and our entire economy hostage while we debate the merits of another tax cut for the wealthy," said President Obama.

In a radio interview, Mitt Romney called the proposal an economic misstep. "We just saw a terrible jobs report just last week, and now to add a higher tax on job creators and on small businesses is about to worst thing you can do to create jobs."

The president is telling congress not to bother with an across-the-board tax cut extension. He says he'll veto it.

Brian Mooar, NBC News.
 

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