Missouri's two U.S. senators are taking opposite positions on whether to raise taxes on the wealthy as part of a solution to the so-called fiscal cliff facing the economy.

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Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill said yesterday that she supports President Barack Obama's insistence that top income-earners should face higher tax rates. But Republican Senator Roy Blunt said he opposes increasing the tax rates for anyone.