White House steadfast on pledge of no middle-class tax increase - CNN.com
The White House shot down concerns Monday that middle-class families may face a tax increase in order to combat rising deficits and a struggling economy.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the stimulus plan is working, but tough choices may be ahead.
"The president was clear during the campaign about his commitment on not raising taxes on middle-class families," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday afternoon. "I don't think any economist would believe that, in the environment that we're in, that raising taxes on middle-class families would make any sense."