CNN White House Producer
Washington (CNN) – The White House is signaling that it is willing to negotiate on extending the Bush tax cuts, even for the wealthiest Americans, in order to deliver on its promise to extend tax cuts for middle class Americans.
In an interview with the Huffington Post on Wednesday, White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod seemed to open the door to the extension of the cuts for American households making more than $250,000 a year, citing the poltical reality that has resulted from the loss of Democratic seats in Congress in last week's midterm elections.
Extending tax cuts for the top income bracket had previously been a red line the administration refused to cross.
"We have to deal with the world as we find it," Axelrod said in the interview. "The world of what it takes to get this done."
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