BIG DOG TO THE RESCUE

Obama calls in Clinton to help with tax fight

By Caren Bohan and Andy Sullivan Caren Bohan And Andy Sullivan – Fri Dec 10, 11:10 pm ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday called on a battle-scarred dealmaker, former President Bill Clinton, to help convince reluctant Democrats to back a compromise tax plan before rates rise for most Americans in January.

As Democrats in the House of Representatives sought to toughen provisions targeted at the wealthiest, Clinton urged them to pass the plan in its current form before they hand over control of the chamber to Republicans next month.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101211/pl_nm/us_usa_taxes

 

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