Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:43 AM
bigtree (53,061 posts)
Gene Sperling privately assures House Ds that WH won't negotiate w/o GOP cave on tax rates
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ICYMI: Gene Sperling privately assures House Ds that WH won't negotiate w/o GOP cave on tax rates:
____ Iím told that White House economic adviser Gene Sperling privately met with many House Democrats today and told them that Obama and his advisers believe theyíre winning the tax fight. He told them that the White House sees raising revenues only by capping deductions as unacceptable, because it would hit the middle class. ďHe said that until we see Republicans come to the table when it comes to rates specifically, there isnít going to be any more discussions on the other issues,Ē a Democratic aide present tells me.
Now, itís true that that is roughly the White Houseís public position, too. But itís good to see White House advisers working behind the scenes to reassure Dems that they donít intend to buckle. And the Journal editorial will only add to the sense among Dems that the politics of this fight are shifting their way.
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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:08 AM
democrattotheend (7,445 posts)
2. He seems to be holding the line on taxes. I hope the same is true for entitlement cuts
I want the top tax rate to go back up, but I also don't want to see entitlement benefits cut. I think there are entitlement reforms that they could agree to that don't involve benefit cuts or cuts in rates to providers, but I hope they stand as firm about not raising the retirement age or cutting benefits as they do on raising taxes for the top 2%.