Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
First it was Sen. John McCain who said he was open to new tax revenues to avoid sequester spending cuts to the Department of Defense, and now it is Governor Jan Brewer -- gasp! -- Arizona teabaggers are clutching their pearls in horror. Tea Party Governor Calls For GOP To Compromise On Taxes To Avert Sequester Cuts:
On CBS’ Face the Nation Sunday morning, Tea Party favorite Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) said Republicans should compromise on tax increases rather than let the budget cuts stand:
MAJOR GARRETT (HOST): Is it a greater danger for you to deal with these cuts or would it be a greater danger to the economy for the Republicans to give in on raising taxes? Which would you like to see?
BREWER: You don’t give me very good choices…As a governor from a western state, it is difficult for me to be honest and say ok, I know all the answers, because I don’t have all the inside baseball games, and for me to sit here and say I know every detail of what they’re dealing with there…
We don’t like taxes. We don’t like increase in taxes. But we know we have to be pragmatic. We know there has to be some kind of compromise, but dang it, they need to get the job done. they don’t need to leave the public out their hanging.
MAJOR GARRETT: "Sounds like a qualified yes."