Democrats divided on taxes to pay for health care

06/15/2009 | Washington Post, The

U.S. President Barack Obama is being pulled in opposite directions by fellow Democrats who are divided over how to pay for an overhaul of the health care system. Eager to win over Republican votes by limiting the deficit, some Democrats are pushing for health care taxes that might force Obama to break his promise not to raise taxes on the middle class. Other Democrats remain adamant that health care should be paid for by taxes on the rich.

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