Washington (CNN) – The White House continued to make its case for extending tax cuts for middle class Americans Friday, this time aided by the positive November jobs report.
Alan Krueger, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, said the report, which showed the economy added 146,000 jobs in November and unemployment inched down to 7.7%, is further evidence of a positive employment trajectory in the United States. He also encouraged support for President Barack Obama’s plan to ensure tax rates for the majority of Americans do not go up at the end of the year.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama has no public events on his schedule and there is no press briefing scheduled Friday, on the same day the Labor Department releases its November jobs numbers. Obama will meet with senior advisers in the Oval Office and later sign the Child Protection Act of 2012 in the Oval Office, away from cameras.
Vice President Joe Biden will have lunch with a group of “middle class Americans” who would see their income taxes go up if Congress does not extend the middle class tax cuts. The Biden excursion is the latest public push from the administration's stance in the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations. One of the lunch's expected participants participated in the #My2k campaign, according to the White House. The Twitter campaign resulted in the president answering questions online and encouraged Americans to detail how the would be affected should their tax levels not be extended at the end of the month.