Plouffe: Obama Will Push for Wealthy to ‘Pay a Little Bit More’

David Plouffe, a senior White House adviser, told NBC’s Meet the Press this morning that President Obama will call for tax hikes in a speech later this week.

“[The president] has said that he believes taxes on the higher income — people over $250,000 — should eventually go up,”  Plouffe said. “I think the president’s goal, and he’s been clear about this, is to protect the middle class as we move forward here. People like him, as he’ll say, who’ve been very fortunate in life, have the ability to pay a little bit more.”

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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