Should Republicans Allow Tax Hikes?

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Crucial negotiations are ongoing in Washington between President Obama and GOP Congressional leaders on a budget deal to avert the nation's first-ever debt default.

Obama is insisting that the deal include an expiration of the Bush tax cuts on the rich, but Republicans vow not to increase taxes.

But should they cave in on a tax hike? Here is the GOP rationale on why they should not: