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Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX): Obama 'will cave' on tax cut extensions for wealthy Americans, DOJ 'cherrypicking' voter ID stats

President Obama is scheduled to announce an extension to some of the Bush-era tax cuts at the White House Rose Garden this morning.

The President will be calling for extensions for Americans making less than $250,000 a year and will be joined by working-class Americans at the announcement. Meanwhile, Republicans are criticizing the President for not extending the cuts for all Americans.

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) tells Christine Romans on CNN's "Starting Point" this morning that President Obama will ultimately not raise taxes on America's wealthy. "At the end of the day, I think the President is going to understand that he's in a really bad economic position, he will cave, and we will not see the tax increases he hopes for."

Rep. Brady also responds to criticism about Texas' controversial Voter Rights Act, which would require voters to carry identification to polling centers.

"The Department of Justice is cherrypicking the numbers and the political groups they want to use for that data.," Rep. Brady says. "We want real ballots from real people and this law does that."

Watch more from Christine Romans' interview with Rep. Brady on "Starting Point" this morning.

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