In an interview with Bret Baier on Fox News, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) made it clear that he will not vote for tax increases on American families:
BAIER: “On the Republican side, tax increases are said to be off the table but revenue increases, essentially taking out incentives and subsidies, taking off some things that some companies get, that’s all in the mix here?”
THUNE: "No, I don't think that any type of tax increase, however defined, is something that Republicans think needs to be on the table when you’ve got spending problem that the country has. We clearly don't have a revenue issue. We have a spending problem in Washington, DC as is evidenced by the way that spending as a percentage of our entire economy has gone up in the past few years. There’s been a massive, dramatic expansion in spending. So, Republicans don't believe that the revenues is the issue. And I don't think that that’s something that Republicans probably, for sure in the House and probably in the Senate would support.”
Thune joins an ever-growing list of Senate Republicans who will not budge on tax increases.