Way back in 2011:
On July 2
2, 2011 President Obama offered raising the debt ceiling last summer by closing loopholes and not raising taxes.
OBAMA: What we said was give us $1.2 trillion in additional revenues, which could be accomplished without hiking tax rates. It could simply be accomplished by eliminating loopholes, eliminating some deductions and engaging in a tax reform process that could lower rates generally while broadening the base.
“If we’re going to raise revenues that are sufficient to balance with the very tough cuts that we’ve already made and the further reforms in entitlements that I’m prepared to make, that we’re going to have to see the rates on the top 2 percent go up. And we’re not going to be able to get a deal without it,” he told Bloomberg News in his first interview since the election.
“It’s not me being stubborn. It’s not me being partisan. It’s just a matter of math,” he added.
It’s not Obama being stubborn. It’s Obama being dishonest.
And what it is I always say? Liberals have zero long term memory and Obama knows it.