Instead of negotiating with Congressional leaders to avert the fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama visited a Northern Virginia family for a photo op on Thursday and reiterated that he would not sign any deal that did not raise taxes on families with incomes above $250,000.
President Obama visited a middle-class family in Virginia on Thursday to underline his call for tax rates to be raised on the wealthy but not the middle class.
Obama reiterated that that he would not sign any legislation that would prevent the wealthiest individuals from paying higher tax rates.
“Everyone is going to have to share in some sacrifice,” Obama said, speaking at a private home in Northern Virginia. “But it starts with folks who are in the best position to sacrifice.