The CNN headline this afternoon is
Obama calls on House to pass tax hikes for wealthyIn the news conference I heard, the President called on the House to pass a middle class tax cut.
The Bush tax cuts expire under existing law. Nothing is required to make it happen. Obama did not ask the House to raise rates on the wealthy. After all, that would violate their oaths of office to Mr. Norquist.
However, middle class tax cuts will also expire. Obama did ask the House to extend them - ie, to pass a new middle class tax cut. Let's get this story straight.