Senate leader eyeing 5% surtax on high earners to fund $447 bn AJA.
WH’s Pfeiffer says POTUS open to ideas. Senate Dems rewrite part of the jobs bill.
Earlier: Obama targets GOP House, Reid stops AJA floor vote Tues.
Read the statement here:
“The President’s goal is to grow the economy, put more money in the pockets of the middle class, and put more Americans back to work, including teachers, construction workers and veterans. As we have said from the beginning, we offered a balanced way to pay for the American Jobs Act, but if Congress has a better idea that ensures that everyone pays their fair share, we’re open to it.”