Obama “the big pussy” open to trading unemployment benefits for tax cuts for the wealthy.

by Ben Hoffman

Dec 4 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama told Democratic leaders on Saturday he was open to compromise on Bush-era tax cuts, but would oppose even a temporary extension if it did not include an extension of benefits for unemployed Americans, a White House official said.

Obama also told Democratic congressional leaders he would oppose even a temporary extension if it did not include extensions of other tax cuts that benefit middle-class families, the official said.

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