Obama stands firm on higher tax rates

Posted: December 11, 2012 at 3:33 a.m.

President Barack Obama watches a worker during a visit Monday to the heavy-duty-engine line at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Redford, Mich.

President Barack Obama warned Monday that he “won’t compromise ” on his demands that the wealthiest Americans pay higher tax rates, digging in on the chief sticking point between the White House and Republicans as they seek a way to avert a fiscal crisis.

Obama: Willing to Compromise on Fiscal Cliff

President Barack Obama visited Detroit Diesel Monday to push for a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. There are no signs of flexibility coming from either the White House or House Speaker John Boehner. (By AP)
[View Full-Size]

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 1 on 12/11/2012


« Previous Story

Veto pushed for right-to-work bill

Michigan State Police officers stand on the Senate side of the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on Monday.

Democrats in Michigan’s Legislature and congressional delegation made a final push Monday to stall Republican-... Read »

Next Story »

State's post offices open Christmas, New Year...

U.S. Postal officials in Arkansas say the state’s post offices will be open on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve — but hours may vary. Read »