Subsequent to that subsequent update, he caved.
It seems to me that anyone who claims to be fighting deficits and yet is in favor of tax cuts is really just interested in gutting our government.
Remember, those tax cuts were enacted when tax revenues were high enough to generate a surplus - and Republicans felt tax cuts were more important that paying down the deficit.
Dear President Obama.
You failure to fight for the reinstatement of the higher tax rate for the richest convinced me that my working for your election in 2008 - (knocking on doors, working the phone banks as a volunteer) and voting for you - were misguided. Your election has not resulted in any apparent concerted attempt to achieve the change I and so many others had hoped for and which you lead us to believe you represented.
This latest capitulation simply continues the trend of increasing disappointment.
Fight, darn it. Don't roll over and say "gee, this is the best we can do." You haven't even tried.
Are you really the president of the United States?
Sadly, I ask because your actions and inactions belie that alleged fact,
And sadly, I am pretty darned sure I actively campaign for _anyone_ who opposes you for the 2012 Democratic nomination.
With immeasurable disappointment