The House Democratic Caucus has voted to reject President Barack Obama's tax deal with Republicans in its current form.
By voice vote, the rank and file Democrats passed a resolution Thursday that said the tax package should not come to the floor of the House for consideration. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., introduced the resolution.
Said Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas: "If it's take it or leave it, we'll leave it."
Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., said "it's a pretty clear message. We don't like the bill."
Michael Steel, spokesman for Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, noted that Obama has said failing to stop all of the tax hikes scheduled for Jan. 1 would have serious consequences for the economy. He said, "House Republicans agree."
As far as I'm concerned, Republicans should also remind the American people that when their taxes go up in January, they can thank the Democrats for it.