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Obama should absolutely not budge on letting the Bush tax cuts on income over $250k expire. The American people are not good at nuance. Giving this up in exchange for, say, closing some loopholes that raise equivalent revenue would be a very bad move.

Right now, he has a very simple and compelling story to tell, and he just has to keep telling it every time he's asked: "The biggest campaign promise I made was to let these tax cuts expire. One reason I was elected and my opponent was not is that a large majority of the American people want these tax cuts to expire. I'm keeping this campaign promise."

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