The president will use the next round of budget negotiations to press for tax increases, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday.

“The president has insisted that in these budgets negotiations… everything has to be on the table, and that will be his position going forward,” Carney said at the midday press conference.

The April budget request is “what he believes is a fair approach to resolving our budget challenges is reflected in the budget he submitted,” although the president doesn’t expect to win all he seeks, Carney said.