They're trying to sneak up on it, aren't they?
suggested Wednesday that a new value-added tax on Americans is still on the table, seeming to show more openness to the idea than his aides have expressed in recent days.
Before deciding what revenue options are best for dealing with the deficit and the economy, Obama said in an interview with CNBC, "I want to get a better picture of what our options are."
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For days,have said the president has not proposed and is not considering a VAT.
Actually, trying to sneal up on us would be a better way of putting it. Anybody out there who seriously believes the administration isn't positively salivating over the possibility of getting a VAT through?