Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the incoming chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, says she opposes House Speaker John Boehner’s offer to raise taxes on wealthier Americans to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.For those who might not be aware of who Cathy McMorris is, this picture which you have seen the likes of a thousand times on TV should remind you.
“Raising those top two rates is really a straw man. It doesn’t solve the problem,” the Washington State congresswoman told C-Span on Sunday.
“We could raise the top rates to 100 percent and it would fund the government for 91 days.
“It’s a false promise.”
She is the one always standing behind John Boehner next to Eric Cantor when he goes before the media.
The fact that the incoming chairwoman of the Republican Conference, a member of House Leadership, is opposed to Boehner is very telling.