Comments for: Obama announces debt plan built on taxes on rich

Posted Sept. 19, 2011, at 1:30 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 19, 2011, at 3:27 p.m.

WASHINGTON — In a blunt rejoinder to congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama called for $1.5 trillion in new taxes Monday, part of a total 10-year deficit reduction package totaling more than $3 trillion. He vowed to veto any deficit reduction package that cuts benefits to Medicare recipients but does not …

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