CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama is drawing contrasts between his tax policies and those of the Republican leaders in Congress.

Obama says he has proposed cutting taxes for working families while Republicans want to cut them for the wealthiest families.

Obama is using Wednesday's federal income tax filing deadline to draw attention to his proposals to help families pay for child care, college tuition and retirement.

Congress hasn't embraced any of the president's ideas. At the same time, the House is expected this week to pass a bill repealing the estate tax.

Obama says eliminating the estate tax would help just a few thousand wealthy households at a cost of $270 billion to the government.

He says for the same amount of money 44 million families would benefit under his proposals.

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