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state of the union address

Obama wants higher taxes on rich, incentives for jobs

Seeks 30% rate on millionaires; boosts housing, clean energy aid

WASHINGTON - President Obama used his State of the Union address to pledge that the tools of government would be used to rescue the middle class and restore tax fairness.

Taking the spotlight from Republican presidential candidates who seek less government and more tax cuts, the president called for the richest Americans - earners of more than $1 million a year - to pay at least 30 percent in taxes.

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