Voted-out members muddy tax issue

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Voted-out members muddy tax issue

Columbus Dispatch – WASHINGTON – When Rep. John Boccieri returns to Capitol Hill this week, the Alliance Democrat will be a lame-duck lawmaker attending a lame-duck session of Congress – and in no mood to act on a slew of tax cuts set to expire Dec. 31.

It appears that defeat-stung Democrats and victory-emboldened Republicans might agree to extend, at least for a year or two, all the 2001 and 2003 Bush administration tax breaks – including those for wealthier Americans.

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