Newspaper Takes from POTUS Presser


NY Times: “President Obama said on Thursday that he was ‘comfortable’ with a Senate proposal to pay for his jobs legislation with a tax surcharge on income above $1 million.”

Politico: President Barack Obama on Thursday used his first news conference in more than two months to argue forcefully for his jobs bill, saying he is “comfortable” with a proposal by Senate Democrats to add a 5.6 percent surtax on millionaires if that’s what it takes to get his bill through Congress.

Washington Post: “But he also issued an explicit warning to senators, particularly in the Republican Party, that he would make any ‘no’ vote a political issue in the emerging 2012 campaign.”

WSJ: “President Barack Obama on Thursday said the debt crisis in Europe was the biggest headwind to the U.S. and he urged Congress to pass his jobs plan to give an instant jolt to the economy.”

Related Topics: Budget, Business, Congress, Democratic Party, Economy, House, Issues, Jobs, News, Senate, Taxes, The Page, White House

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