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Obama Seeks $1.6T In Tax Hikes

President Obama, ahead of his first press conference since winning re-election and a meeting later this week with congressional leaders, staked out his starting point for fiscal cliff negotiations -- $1.6 trillion in tax hikes.  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made clear that the president is sticking by his original budget plan, which includes $1.6 trillion in new revenue, by raising taxes on households making more than $250,000. "The president has put forward a very specific plan that will be what he brings to the table when he sits down with congressional leaders," Carney said. Republicans, though, are adamantly opposed to raising tax rates, despite a willingness to deal on closing loopholes and deductions/Fox News. More here. (AP file photo)

Question: Do you oppose any new tax hikes, as much as Republican congressmen do?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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