...if he doesn't get what he wants.

This from Jake Tapper:

White House officials insist that they're confident that a deal will be struck. One top Obama adviser, however, told ABC News that if the House GOP refuses to cut a deal with the president that includes some tax increases on the wealthy, the tax cuts will expire. One scenario the official discussed included the president barn-storming the country, telling the public that Democrats will put forward a bill to restore middle class tax cuts as soon as Congress convenes, and calling on them to pressure Republican congressional leaders to stop holding those tax cuts hostage in exchange for tax cuts for wealthier Americans.

When I suggested two days ago that the President should be ready to let all the Bush tax cuts expire, I should have realized that he was way ahead of me.  President Obama's increased resolve since 2010 is great news.

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