At Obama's side, Clinton backs tax deal

At Obama's side, Clinton backs tax deal
Friday, December 10, 2010 - 10:44pm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is urging
Democrats to support the tax-cut deal President Barack Obama
negotiated with Republicans, saying he doesn't believe "there is a
better deal out there."

As he puts it, "Both sides are going to have to eat some things
they don't like."

Clinton and Obama made a surprise appearance together in the
White House briefing room today after a private meeting in the Oval
Office which Obama described as "terrific." It lasted two hours.
Clinton told reporters if he was in office now, he would have
done what the president has done.

According to Clinton, the proposal to trim Social Security taxes
is the "single most effective tax cut" to support economic
activity and create jobs.

Clinton said both parties have to accept the message voters sent
in the last election, which is that they want compromise.

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