Sen. Roy Blunt said he won’t support tax increases in any deal with the Democrats and the White House to forge a deal over increasing the debt limit.
“Let’s be reasonable here,” the Missouri Republican said during a conference call with reporters. “If the president wanted to increase taxes, the president should have increased taxes when he had huge majorities in the House and the Senate…If they couldn’t raise them when they had those big majorities, there’s no way they’re going to raise them now. So not only would I not be for it, but it’s a waste of time conversation. It’s not going to happen.”