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Axelrod: Obama Has Mandate On Taxes

Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod says the election and exit polls show the President has a mandate when it comes to solving the fiscal cliff in a way that involves taxing the wealthy.

"The President believes it's more equitable to get that from the wealthiest Americans who have done very well and, frankly, don't need those tax cuts, and who benefited disproportionately from the tax cuts in the past decade. And most Americans agree with that," Axelrod said.

He pointed to the elections as proof that Americans are on the president's side. "[I]f you look at the exit polls, I think it was somewhere around 60 percent of the American people agreed with the president's position on this issue of taxes," he said.

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