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Thomas Friedman Likes the “Republican” Idea… Of Raising Taxes

Jim, last night, predicting lines in Obama’s speech: “Last year, I attacked my opponent for proposing a new tax on employer-based health insurance benefits. Tonight, I will reach across the aisle…”

Thomas Friedman, this morning: “And it is possible the president will seek to fund those subsidies, at least in part, with the idea John McCain ran on — by reducing the tax exemption for employer-provided health care. Can the Republicans even say yes to their own ideas, if they are absorbed by Obama?”

By the way, when you spend $44 million on attack ads denouncing your opponent for proposing a particular idea, you can’t just turn around and say, “oops, my bad, that’s a good idea.”

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