White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Alan Krueger, right, accompanied by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, speaks to the media about middle class tax cuts and spending, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Alan Krueger, right, accompanied by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, speaks to the media about middle class tax cuts and spending, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)