Top-tier earners must pay more, Obama insists

Then GOP to see gains, he says

Posted: December 5, 2012 at 5:45 a.m.

President Barack Obama on Tuesday sketched out a potential year-end deal pairing tax increases and spending cuts to avert the “fiscal cliff” while insisting that Republicans must accept higher tax rates for top earners as a condition for negotiations.

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