December 5, 2010 / 12:15 AM / 9 years ago

Obama open to compromise on taxes, with conditions

WASHINGTON, 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. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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