Obama: Republican Proposal “Out of Balance”

Sam Stein, Huffington Post
In his first post-election interview, President Barack Obama reiterated his demand that congressional Republicans agree to a deficit reduction plan that includes raising high-end tax rates, while adding that he didn't expect to get all of his priorities passed either.But in the sit-down with Bloomberg News' Julianna Goldman, Obama did not directly state whether he would demand that those rates on top earners be raised to their 2000 level of 39.6 percent, or somewhere between that and their current level of 35 percent. Moreover, he suggested that his primary goal at this juncture was…

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