Top Obama aides defend tax deal as some Democrats fume
December 8th, 2010
09:21 PM ET
12 years ago

Top Obama aides defend tax deal as some Democrats fume

WASHINGTON (CNN) -  President Barack Obama's top aides on Wednesday defended the tax plan hammered out with Republican leaders, saying Democrats are coming around to the reality that the agreement contains plenty of good things despite proposals they dislike.

At the same time, senior White House economic adviser Larry Summers warned Congress that failing to approve the agreement could lead to a double-dip recession in 2011.


Filed under: David Axelrod • Larry Summers • President Obama • Tax deal
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. T'sah from Virginia

    I rather have a "DOUBLE DIP" ice cream cone!

    December 8, 2010 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    Congressional Democrats can't be satisfied by the results they have achieved with massive government spending to "fix" the economy. The current Obama & Republican tax reduction strategy goes back to the roots of American success by empowering private industry. All of the sudden you have a million of the most capable, most inspired American people working to drive the economy forward. Don't try to get in their way. They will accomplish what is needed and all Americans will benefit.

    December 8, 2010 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  3. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    What?!? Like people shouldn't be upset about President "Carlsbad"? One of the biggest caves in the nation! And for what? All the jobs that have been flowing under this program during the LAST 10 years? Please... If we can't afford it, stop borrowing. In a hole, stop digging...

    December 8, 2010 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  4. Bill

    So much for the much touted bipartisan attitude of the liberal dems. It proves conclusively that while in control of both houses they did not bargin in good faith. They pushed an agenda and now that they must work across the isle, and their own president has set the example .... well who is the party of no now?

    December 8, 2010 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  5. jules sand-perkins

    Extreme liberals love to argue that Republicans don't want bipartisanship, but these liberal Democrats don't want the President to be allowed to compromise at all "to get things done," using liberals' own words.
    Boy, I'm sick of this bunch of Democrats. Why can't that once-sensible party send us some more Harry Trumans and JFKs?

    December 9, 2010 05:35 am at 5:35 am |