Pelosi: Past Tax Proposal Offer Was Ploy 'To Smoke Out The Republicans' ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC NEWS: Well, Speaker Boehner says that you in fact suggested something similar to his "Plan B" back in your letter of May 23rd where you did suggest that the tax cut apply to everyone below a million. NANCY PELOSI, HOUSE MINORITY LEADER: Well, I'm glad that he is taking up some of my suggestions and my next suggestion would be to put something on the table, as we were suggesting then, to smoke out the Republicans. 'On what level would you raise the rates on the wealthiest people in our country? Would raise them at a million dollars?' That was the point of that exercise.