Democrats have dropped the idea that tax reform should be revenue neutral and are embracing President Obama’s plan to raise corporate tax revenue to pay for infrastructure.

The Democratic flip has lawmakers scrambling to reconcile past statements with Obama’s new proposal.

Democrats thought they were on safe ground touting revenue-neutral tax reform after Obama endorsed the idea at a meeting with Republicans earlier this year.

With the economy stalling in the second quarter, Obama now wants to raise revenue from corporate tax reform to pay for an infrastructure bank in the hope it will spur job creation.

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