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AFL-CIO: Compromise On Bush Tax Cuts For The Wealthy Is 'Insane'

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So far, Obama has tried to stay out of the fray somewhat, stating that he still stands by his campaign pledge to roll back the tax cuts on the wealthiest while also offering the chance for Republicans to maybe alter his thinking.

For his part, Trumka's mind is made up.

"The election is over and now it's time for politicians to show courage and stand and fight on these issues for working families," the union president said. "Let the millionaires fend for themselves for a change."