Remember when the President couldn't seem to go a single speech without mentioning tax breaks on private jets as a symbol of all that was wrong with out budgeting priorities. I hadn't noticed that the White House had returned to this theme lately, but Jonathan Karl at ABC did:
President Obama in an interview Wednesday with KAKE-TV in Wichita: “What
we don’t want to do is give somebody who’s buying a corporate jet an
extra tax break.”
Carney has brought up the corporate jet tax break at every single briefing this week.
Listening to the White House, you might think that the “balanced”
Democratic plan to avert the spending cuts would close that loophole for
But you would be wrong.
The Senate Democratic plan – which has been endorsed by the White
House and is, in fact, the only Democratic plan actively under
consideration right now – doesn’t touch corporate jets.