Meet the Press - April 15, 2012 - Tim Geithner - Michele Bachmann & Kirsten Gillibrand - roundtable

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Published on 15 Apr 2012, 11:18
The president and his team use fairness and taxes as talking points this week to paint his likely opponent, Mitt Romney, as out of touch with the middle class. Is raising taxes on the country's wealthiest the answer? Plus, a disappointing jobs report this month tempers the outlook for the economic recovery -- what is the administration doing to help create jobs?Sunday, Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner will join us to talk about the economic recovery, the president's plan, and what needs to be done to speed up hiring across America.

Then, the fight over women voters will be a key battle this campaign.It was evident this week after comments by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen about Ann Romney ignited a firestorm causing Obama campaign officials, and even the president himself, to weigh in. How will the gender gap factor into the 2012 election? Joining us for a debate: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and former presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN).

Finally, as we approach tax day, is the president's message of fairness on taxes a winning ticket for the fall? Plus, we'll have more on the gender gap and which party is poised to benefit from what appears to the opening shots of the general election.Joining us to break it all down: former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN), Republican strategist Mike Murphy, and NBC News' Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd.