The Corner

Obama Still Wants Tax Hikes

USA Today has just published an op-ed by Barack Obama. He still wants the balanced approach:

A balanced deficit deal that includes some new revenues isn’t just a Democratic position. It’s a position that has been taken by everyone from Warren Buffett to Bill O’Reilly. It’s a position that was taken this week by Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, who worked together on a promising plan of their own. And it’s been the position of every Democratic and Republican leader who has worked to reduce the deficit in their time, from Ronald Reagan to Bill Clinton.

Given the rumors on the Hill that the new deal is without major revenues it’s an interesting that he’s still making this case.

Also I’m not sure what I think about the name-checking of Bill O’Reilly, particularly the choice of framing him as being at the other end of the spectrum from Warren Buffet.

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