Obama Again Demands GOP Stop Holding Middle Class Tax Cuts Hostage

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September 17, 2010 10:14 a.m.

In a Rose Garden address this afternoon appointing Elizabeth Warren to be a consumer watchdog for the Treasury Department, President Obama again insisted that Republicans allow a vote on middle-income tax cuts.

“We know that a strong middle class leads a strong economy,” Obama said. “And that’s why as we dig our way out of this recession we’ve set our sights on policies that grow the middle class and provide a ladder for those who are struggling to join it. And that’s why I am urging the leaders of the other party to stop holding middle class tax cuts hostage and extend this relief to families immediately.”

Obama’s been hitting the same note for more than a week now. Unfortunately for him, House Democrats aren’t making his job, or the politics of this fight, very easy.

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