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Obama to Iowans: ‘You’ll love me even more’ when I talk about tax increases

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Joel Gehrke

President Obama, ever-comfortable on the campaign trail, responded to audience cheers saying they would “love him even more” when he finished reciting his plans for his second term.

An exuberant Iowa crowd kept interrupting Obama today. ” I love you back,” he said at one point, as he went through a list of goals for his second term.  “But let me tell you the fourth thing — you’ll love me even more.”

‘The fourth thing” he mentioned was  his “plan [to] reduce our deficit without sticking it to the middle class.” Obama said that he will “cut deficits by $4 trillion” and “reform our tax code so that it’s simple and fair, and so that we ask the wealthiest households in America to pay higher incomes [sic] — or higher taxes on incomes over $250,000.”

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