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The White House says that there will be quote overwhelming democratic support in congress for the president's tax plan is that what we're seeing out there.
Hi -- -- there haven't been a vote yet in part because senate Democrats may not all be in line with the president's way of thinking of extending tax cuts for some.
-- increasing taxes for others but the White House says President Obama will be pushing for his plan more publicly in the days to come.
What we have seen is that we're not a Republican opposition to the president's position has.
At least in some cases.
As the president made that public case because there is great public support for.
The president's positions I can't predict to you how individuals who will vote but I know that.
To a person.
Support extending middle class tax cuts.
But some are having trouble with increase since increasing taxes on families who make over 250000.
Dollars a year.
For example democratic senator Jon Tester of Montana and Joseph Manchin of West Virginia have been hedging on whether or not they'll support the president's plan both are in tight reelection races.
Independent senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut usually caucuses with the Democrats and he's retiring says he does not support even the Democrats -- -- Republicans position on these tax cuts.
He wants congress to be working on more -- a comprehensive deficit reduction packet.
-- -- that issue I guess again that -- had America it's actually a little bit about what the Republicans are proposing.
Yes they -- to extend the bush era tax cuts for everyone including the top wage earners who Republicans say are some of the business owners who do the higher.
In the face of forty.
One straight month.
-- unemployment above 8%.
The president is begging congress to let him raise taxes on the very businesses.
The American people are counting on to create jobs.
It was exact opposite of course.
Of what his native.
For some reason he thinks a tax hike.
Is just take it.
Senate democratic majority leader Harry Reid has promised so there will be a vote on the president's plan before.
The congress recesses for August and -- -- isn't all right my thanks very --
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