After the tax fight, parties move to compromise
Their taking sides options limited, Democrats and Republicans appeared to unite Sunday in the rear the outlines of an financial package that would temporarily enlarge expiring tax rates to all taxpayers as well as jobless payback for millions of Americans.

Difference remains over details, and a number of Democrats sustained to object to any plan that would carry on Bush-era tax rates at the uppermost income levels.

With no action, though, Congress faced the prospect of letting the tax rates revert to higher pre-2001 and 2003 levels, and delivering a tax hike to all taxpayers. Discussions between the Obama management and a bipartisan group of lawmakers centered on a two-year addition of current rates.

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