Good, so far: "'Here's the right interpretation -- I want to make sure that taxes don't go up for middle class families starting on January 1st,' Obama said at a news conference at the conclusion of the G-20 Summit here. 'That is my number one priority for those families and for our economy. I also believe that it would be fiscally irresponsible for us to permanently extend the high income tax cuts. I think that would be a mistake, particularly when we've got our Republican friends saying that their number 1 priority is making sure that we are dealing with our debt and our deficit.'"
That does hint he might be amenable to a temporary extension. We can come back in two or three years and have this argument all over again?