House Dems to Boehner: Put revenues on table

For their part, Republicans have been steadfast that the country’s fiscal problems are due to excess spending. 

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In their letter, the House Democrats also point to polling that suggests Americans support higher tax rates for the wealthy and rolling back tax credits and deductions used by the oil-and-gas industry. 

Schakowsky has introduced legislation that would implement incrementally higher tax rates on income over $1 million a year.