|Sen. Patty Murray|
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Monday announced that Democrats are willing to allow a slew of tax cuts and spending expire if Republicans refuse to raise taxes on the wealthy, potentially inching the country off a "fiscal cliff."
"If we can't get a good deal, a balanced deal, that calls on the wealthy to pay their fair share, then I will absolutely continue this debate into 2013, rather than lock in a long-term deal this year that throws middle-class families under the bus,"
Murray's notion of a "fair share" is nebulous. According to the Wall Street Journal, the top 1% of the wealthy pay 40% of the taxes in the country. She also neglected the fact that 47% of the US does not pay any taxes at all.
Murray is a Senate budget committee member and former co-chair of the debt supercommittee.
Sources Yahoo, Foxnews