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Obama wants to extend tax cuts, South Dakotans weigh in

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President Obama said at the White House Monday, he wants Congress to extend tax cuts for middle-class families making less than $250,000 a year.

Obama says by doing that it would provide certainty to the economy. The extension would be for one year.

Some South Dakotans like the idea of extending tax cuts for middle-class families.

"That could be a good thing and I think people who make more than that are still going to have their tax breaks so it really shouldn't be an issue with them I won't think," Shawn Ellis said.

"I'm middle class and I think the wealthy should pay more,." Sheila Dandam said.

Obama was surrounded by voters as he reiterated his call for Congress to extend for another year the Bush era tax cuts for Americans.

These tax cuts are set to expire at the end of the year unless Congress acts.

"Millions of American families including these good-looking people behind me (laughter) could see their taxes go up by $2,200 starting on January 1st of next year. It would be a drag on the entire economy," Obama said.

Obama was also in full campaign mode.

"I've cut middle-class taxes every year that I've been President by $3,600 for the typical middle-class family," Obama said.

The people we met today hope Congress passes the extension.

"I think Obama is the real deal and I like to see him get another term," Sheila Dandam said.

Democrats will push the President's message at a series of battleground events planned for this week, including New Hampshire, Colorado and Nevada.

Meanwhile, some top democrats say the tax cuts should be extended for Americans earning up to $1 million.

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