Democrats, including President Obama, have said they will not accept a "fiscal cliff" deal that does not include increased taxes on people earning $250,000 a year or more. In contrast, Republicans have said Democrats need to concede to real cuts to federal spending, and argue that tax hikes won't have a huge impact on curbing the deficit.
Broun added that Obama is purposefully trying to get people to focus on taxes in order to shift attention away from "how his tax-and-spend policies kill jobs and hurt small businesses."
Several Republicans have given a cool reception to a plan from Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) that would reduce tax deductions for the wealthy. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said today he opposes it, and that the tax hikes would "destroy American jobs."