Lincoln: May Propose Compromise on Bush Tax Cuts

By Andrew DeMillo | October 11, 2010 | 1:39 PM EDT

Little Rock, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln says she may propose extending the Bush-era tax cuts to wealthier Americans, as well as the middle-class tax cuts that President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders in Washington want to maintain.

Lincoln told The Associated Press in an interview on Monday that she's researching to see if a compromise is possible on the tax cut proposals. Lincoln last week said she may support including those who make as much as $1 million a year in the cuts. Lincoln, a Democrat, is in a tough race for re-election against Republican U.S. Rep. John Boozman.

Obama and Democratic leaders have said that after the November elections, they want to extend tax cuts for individuals making less $200,000 and married couples making less than $250,000.