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Obama to call for extension of Bush-era tax cut for middle-income earners

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President Barack Obama on Monday will announce from the White House a push for Congress to extend Bush-era tax cuts for families with combined household incomes below $250,000.

Obama will be taking this on the campaign road--to battleground states. Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs hit the Today Show on NBC and Morning Joe on MSNBC to amplify this message. Gibss told CNN's Candy Crowley on her Sunday show, State of the Union, "We should protect the tax cuts for the middle-class, and we should let tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires expire."

That will include, per the campaign:

+ "A press conference in Concord, NH featuring local middle class families.

+"In Las Vegas local elected officials will discuss President Obama's efforts to fight for the middle class.

+ "In Colorado Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland, Colorado Democratic Party Chair Rick Palacio and State Senator Gail Schwartz will hold a press conference to discuss the contrasting economic visions of President Obama and Mitt Romney.

+"And in Florida a Tampa Bay small business owner and local officials will discuss the President's plan for tax reform and responsibly bringing down the deficit while fighting for middle class security."

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