NBC Hails Obama Tax Hike Proposal as ‘a Turning Point in Our Politics’
NBC Hails Obama Tax Hike Proposal as ‘a Turning Point in Our Politics’ (NewsBusters)
On Sunday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt touted how President Obama's plan to "propose tax hikes for wealthiest Americans" during Tuesday's State of the Union address would be "potentially putting Congress in the position of appearing to defend the highest income earners over the middle class." Turning to CNBC chief Washington correspondent John Harwood, Holt wondered: "John, will a Republican Congress go along with any of this?"
Harwood seized the opportunity cheer Obama's politically posturing: "It's not likely, Lester. But that doesn't mean they aren't important. These proposals and others from both parties in Congress all mark a turning point in our politics. We've now recovered from recession and financial crisis but we haven't lifted the incomes of average middle class families that have been stagnant for forty years."