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On defense over Clinton statements, White House says it will not support any extension of Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest
By Olivier Knox
The Ticket – 2 hrs 30 mins ago
Barack Obama will not extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest
Americans, even temporarily, past their January 1 expiration, the White
House said Wednesday as it coped with the fall-out from comments by Bill
"We should not extend -- and he will not extend -- the Bush-era tax
cuts for the wealthiest two percent of the American people. It's bad
policy, it's bad for the economy, it's bad for our fiscal picture,"
spokesman Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One.
Asked whether that applied to a short-term extension, Carney did not
hide his irritation: "He will not — could I be more clear? — he will not
support extension of the upper-income Bush tax cuts."
Carney's forceful declaration came after delighted Republicans seized on Clinton's remarks in an interview with CNBC
in which he seemed to suggest that the Bush tax cuts, set to expire at
the end of this year, be temporarily extended, which would be a sharp
break from Obama. "They will probably have to put everything off until
early next year," he told CNBC. "That's probably the best thing to do
right now. But the Republicans don't want to do that unless he agrees to
extend the tax cuts permanently, including for upper income people, and
I don't think the president should do that."
The White House spokesman also sought to turn the tables on
Republicans, asking whether they will "force a tax hike on 98 percent of
tax-paying Americans because they're holding them hostage to tax cuts
for the wealthiest Americans."
Carney also bristled when asked about Clinton's comment during a
wide-ranging interview with CNBC that "there's a recession" — which is
defined as two quarters of negative economic growth. "You can
cherry-pick the words that he said," the spokesman said.
But Clinton "also referred to the current expansion. We understand —
you know, you work for a news service that does a lot of economic
analysis — expansion means economic growth, it is the opposite of
recession," Carney said.
The offices of Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Republican
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, as well as the Republican
National Committee, blasted those ambiguous words to reporters, saying
that Clinton was lining up behind their position and breaking with the
A few hours later, Clinton spokesman Matt McKenna issued a statement on the interview meant to clarify the remarks."On
extending the Bush tax cuts, as President Clinton has said many times
before, he supported extending all of the cuts in 2010 as part of the
budget agreement, but does not believe the tax cuts for the wealthiest
Americans should be extended again," McKenna said.
"In the interview, he simply said that he doubted that a long-term
agreement on spending cuts and revenues would be reached until after the
election," he said.
But Boehner on Wednesday used Clinton's comments as a club to beat up
Obama on the economy — and mocked the former president in the process.
"Extending all of the current tax rates for at least a year is really
important if we're going to help job creators gain a little more
confidence and put Americans back to work. Even Bill Clinton came out
for it — before he was against it," Boehner told reporters.
Carney pointed reporters back to McKenna's statement, which he said
"made abundantly clear there is no daylight between President Clinton
and President Obama."
The confrontation is sure to continue in the Senate and House of
Representatives. Democrats have indicated they will push for a vote on
extending only the lower-bracket tax cuts. Republicans have signaled
they plan to hold a vote on extending all of the rates.
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