Obama administration aides appealed to the Reuters White House reporting team to kill a story by another reporter of the news service that suggested the president’s new budget blueprint included “backdoor” tax hikes.

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A White House official told TPMDC the Reuters story was “falsely stating that the President’s budget raises taxes for middle class families, when in fact the opposite is true.”

The official said when the administration saw the story, published yesterday afternoon, they contacted one of the Reuters White House correspondents.

The official said the Reuters White House team “worked to quickly remedy the situation and helped get the story completely withdrawn” last night.

Read More: By Christina Bellantoni, TPM

Here is a screen shot of the retracted Reuters story… click on it to enlarge

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