The Hill describes how President Obama is trying to convince skeptics that an overwhelming majority of the public wants tax increases.
President Obama on Friday kept up the pressure on Republicans to agree to revenue increases in a deal to raise the debt ceiling, claiming 80 percent of the public supports Democrats' demand for tax increases.
"The American people are sold," Obama said. "The problem is members of Congress are dug in ideologically."
Throughout the press conference, Obama blasted Republicans for ignoring what he said is the will of the American people by rejecting tax increases that would balance out spending cuts in a debt package....
EDITORIAL COMMENT: This blog remains constant in stating our position, that now is not the time to raise taxes, as we believe that doing so will make a bad situation worse.