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Axelrod: Obama wants tax increases to provide political cover for entitlement cuts

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Two veterans of the Obama White House acknowledged that tax increases won’t resolve the nation’s fiscal crisis, but explained that the hikes provide political cover enabling Democrats to vote for entitlement reform. David Axelrod, Obama’s top campaign strategist in 2008 and 2012, acknowledged that tax increases can’t stabilize the entitlement programs. “No one is saying that,” Axelrod argued...

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