Some GOP Lawmakers Consider Breaking Tax Pledge [VIDEO]

The effort to avoid the the so-called fiscal cliff has some GOP lawmakers reconsidering an old promise.

FOX News Radio’s Rich Johnson reports from Washington:

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A lot of Republicans pledged to never raise taxes. But now, South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham is ready to re-think that promise.

(Graham) “I will violate the pledge, long story short, for the good of the country, only if Democrats will do entitlement reform.”

Graham may have a willing partner in Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin.

(Durbin) “Bring entitlement reform into the conversation.”

Both Senators appearing on ABC’s ‘This Week’.

The immediate disagreement: Whether to just do a short-term deal and let the new Congress address long-term tax reform or tackle the big issues right now.

In Washington, Rich Johnson, FOX News Radio.

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