President Barack Obama is bound and determined to stick to his campaign promise of stopping tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
But for now, he's having to fall back on his strategy from his first campaign- Hope!
Barack says he and congress are making definite headway in reaching a solution to the fiscal cliff crisis, but unfortunately they aren't there yet.
He says thus far the tentative plan looks like it will include tax credits for middle class families, families with children, and families paying for college, as well as credits for companies creating clean energy.
The POTUS says he had hoped to make one major plan with his Republican opposition, a sort of great compromise, but that has not happened. He says: