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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 04:57 PM

White House: GOP Fiscal Cliff Offer ‘Sticks The Middle Class With The Bill’

White House top spokesman Dan Pfeiffer responded late Monday afternoon to the GOP's counter-offer on the fiscal cliff. He said in a statement:

“The Republican letter released today does not meet the test of balance. In fact, it actually promises to lower rates for the wealthy and sticks the middle class with the bill. Their plan includes nothing new and provides no details on which deductions they would eliminate, which loopholes they will close or which Medicare savings they would achieve. Independent analysts who have looked at plans like this one have concluded that middle class taxes will have to go up to pay for lower rates for millionaires and billionaires. While the President is willing to compromise to get a significant, balanced deal and believes that compromise is readily available to Congress, he is not willing to compromise on the principles of fairness and balance that include asking the wealthiest to pay higher rates. President Obama believes – and the American people agree – that the economy works best when it is grown from the middle out, not from the top down. Until the Republicans in Congress are willing to get serious about asking the wealthiest to pay slightly higher tax rates, we won’t be able to achieve a significant, balanced approach to reduce our deficit our nation needs.”

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WHITE HOUSE SLAMS GOP OFFER ON FISCAL CLIFF
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/03/cnns-gut-check-for-december-3-2012/

Statement from White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer: “The Republican letter released today does not meet the test of balance. In fact, it actually promises to lower rates for the wealthy and sticks the middle class with the bill. Their plan includes nothing new and provides no details on which deductions they would eliminate, which loopholes they will close or which Medicare savings they would achieve. Independent analysts who have looked at plans like this one have concluded that middle class taxes will have to go up to pay for lower rates for millionaires and billionaires. While the President is willing to compromise to get a significant, balanced deal and believes that compromise is readily available to Congress, he is not willing to compromise on the principles of fairness and balance that include asking the wealthiest to pay higher rates. President Obama believes – and the American people agree – that the economy works best when it is grown from the middle out, not from the top down. Until the Republicans in Congress are willing to get serious about asking the wealthiest to pay slightly higher tax rates, we won’t be able to achieve a significant, balanced approach to reduce our deficit our nation needs.”

White House rejects GOP fiscal cliff counteroffer
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ju0ows1zqOg_lHYPMoWk39sAJawA?docId=22ba4043d4204b9fb548102b83c46617

The White House is rejecting a Republican counteroffer aimed at averting the "fiscal cliff," saying it does not meet what the White House calls "the test of balance."

White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer says the GOP proposal would lower tax rates for the wealthy and stick the middle class with the bill. He says the plan includes nothing new and provides no details on how it would achieve higher revenues.

Obama Rejects Boehner Fiscal Cliff Plan
http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/obama-rejects-boehner-fiscal-cliff-plan

White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer rejected Speaker of the House John Boehner's counter-proposal to avert the fiscal cliff in a statement to reporters Monday afternoon.

“The Republican letter released today does not meet the test of balance," Pfeiffer said. "In fact, it actually promises to lower rates for the wealthy and sticks the middle class with the bill. Their plan includes nothing new and provides no details on which deductions they would eliminate, which loopholes they will close or which Medicare savings they would achieve."

President Barack Obama has pledged to oppose any agreement that does not raise tax rates on the top two percent of wage-earners.

Independent analysts who have looked at plans like this one have concluded that middle class taxes will have to go up to pay for lower rates for millionaires and billionaires. While the President is willing to compromise to get a significant, balanced deal and believes that compromise is readily available to Congress, he is not willing to compromise on the principles of fairness and balance that include asking the wealthiest to pay higher rates. President Obama believes – and the American people agree – that the economy works best when it is grown from the middle out, not from the top down. Until the Republicans in Congress are willing to get serious about asking the wealthiest to pay slightly higher tax rates, we won’t be able to achieve a significant, balanced approach to reduce our deficit our nation needs.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:00 PM

1. We tried tax cuts for the rich already. It didn't work. Let's try something different. nt

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:01 PM

2. That is the most polite ...

F-U, I have read in quite some time!

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:26 PM

4. Indeed!

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:02 PM

3. it's mitt's party...that's his platform that america just rejected...try again johnny boy.

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 05:47 PM

5. Perfect response

 

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