Obama: Republicans Would Rather Protect The Wealthy Than First Responders…

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(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama says his top priority -- the "north star" of his second-term -- is to do "everything we can to grow the economy and create good, middle-class jobs." And that means taking more tax money from wealthy Americans, on top of the higher tax rates that Congress went along with a few months ago.

Speaking at the White House on Tuesday, President Obama said Republicans have a choice: "Do you want to see a bunch of first responders lose their jobs because you want to protect some special interest tax loophole?"

He was surrounded by emergency responders as he spoke. Continue reading via CNS News...