Barry, Don't let the GOP get the upper hand in letting the tax rates remain for the rich. Take the high road. Everyone knows we need to reduce the deficit--your non-partisan commission, the Fed, the Tea Partiers--so then, show the American people you are committed to do just that, and that extending the Bush tax cuts would hurt America more in the long term, than short term. Let them expire then introduce legislation in January for returning to the current tax rates for the middle class.
I voted for you because I wanted to HOPE we could have some CHANGE for once. Not the same old crap. Remember the guy who gave this speech? "The time for bickering is over. The time for games has passed. Now is the season for action." If you were honest about not doing things because they were easy and would get you re-elected, then be honest with what really needs to be done for America.