WH: Never mind what Clinton said, we still want tax hikes on the rich

“The president’s position is that we absolutely should extend the tax cuts for the middle class; we should not extend and he will not extend tax cuts for the highest-income Americans,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One, according to an official transcript…

“President Obama has been clear about his position and it has not changed,” Carney said. “We should not extend and he will not extend the tax cuts — the Bush-era tax cuts — for the wealthiest 2 percent of the American people. It’s bad policy.”