Obama Flip-Flop on Taxes? Don’t Be So Uptight, Says LAT

The Los Angeles Times reports today (11/16/10) that Barack Obama might give a tax break to the wealthy after all:

Obama has loosened his longstanding view that tax cuts should be extended permanently only for households earning less than $250,000 a year ($200,000 for singles).

When a reporter suggests that a politician has “loosened” his position on an important issue, it must be the kind of flip-flop the media don’t find objectionable.

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Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.