"The first thing Iíd do is make sure we donít raise taxes on 98 percent of the American people. Weíll get some credit for that, and itís the right thing to do. I donít believe in holding the American people hostage to this debate. Letís get what we can now, then go back and try to get the rest. Where there is common ground with the president, we should seize that common ground."
Representative Tom Cole (r) Oklahoma