Staffers in this White House in particular float trial balloons on a continual basis on virtually every issue of importance to gauge public response, and the whole point of that exercise is to actually respond to it rather than not take it seriously. And if that’s the case, and the eligibility age conversation represented a trial balloon, I think we can say it’s been effectively and efficiently popped. Because over the weekend, Dick Durbin, perhaps the closest US Senator to the White House, criticized the idea.
|By: David Dayen Monday December 10, 2012 6:16 am|
|By: David Dayen Thursday November 11, 2010 7:24 am|
Last night, Howard Fineman and Sam Stein reported that David Axelrod, White House advisor, acknowledged that the President would most likely sign an extension of the Bush tax cuts for all rates, including those over $250,000 a year. The only turf that the White House would continue to protect is whether to make those tax [...]