Obama: Bush Tax Cuts For Wealthy Will Not Be Extended, Period

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Obama: Bush Tax Cuts For Wealthy Will Not Be Extended, Period

    BOARD AIR FORCE ONE -- The White House is insisting President Barack Obama will not extend the Bush-era tax cuts for wealthier Americans – even temporarily.

    Obama spokesman Jay Carney said the president has been clear in his opposition to extending tax cuts for households with annual incomes above $250,000.

    Tax cuts for people of all incomes are due to expire at year's end.

    Carney's stand came after former President Bill Clinton caused a political headache for the White House by suggesting in an interview that tax cuts for people of all incomes – including the rich – should be extended into 2013 to avoid economic harm and allow time for a broader fiscal deal.

    Pressed directly on whether Obama would support a temporary extension, Carney said: "He will not. Could I be more clear?"
  2. This is definitely one of the fights Obama wants to have

    Its time to start getting into specifics and make a clear difference between Obama and Romney on 3 or 4 big issues .This is one of them
  3. Kudos to the POTUS. The wealthy should never have had them in the first place.
  4. +1
  5. 1 and done.
  6. Lucrum


    1 can only "hope".
  7. jem


    obama now knows he has lost the election so he is abandoning working independents and feeding red meat to the freeloader class.

    I look for some more abortion and lefty stuff to come to the table in the next few weeks.
  8. Maverick74


    Bring it on baby.
  9. Obama knows he will wipe the floor with Romeny and this and the medicare voucher program are 2 of the issues he will do it with
  10. Who is this freeloader class you keep talking about? The welfare moms? The old folks on SSI? The disabled and people on unemployment insurance? The abused and neglected children freeloading on the system with food,child care assistance and housing aid? Because those freeloaders are only sucking 13% of the budget.

    Damn, I think the rabid right need a new strawman.
    #10     Jun 6, 2012