Monday, August 9, 2010

Wash Po-Republican Leader Admits GOP Has "Credibility Issues"

Republican Chairman Mike Pence:Washington Post
(Story reported by Greg Sargent for The Plum Line column in the Washington Post)

Everyone is digging through the lively exchange that David Gregory had with GOP leaders John Boehner and Mike Pence on Meet the Press yesterday over whether to extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich.

Most people are focusing on the fact that the two Republican leaders, under persistent questioning by Gregory, refused to say how the tax cuts would be paid for. No question, that's noteworthy, and Gregory deserves credit for pressing the issue.

But the most interesting aspect of the exchange was that Pence, the chairman of the House Republican Conference, openly admitted that the GOP has a "credibility problem" on tax cuts and the deficit

(click here to read the full story on the Washington Post website. Below is the segment of NBC/MSNBC's "Meet The Press" with Rep. Mike Pence)

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