I Believe It's Called Bait And Switch
Via Hotair. Team Obama says it is "absolutely" willing to take the nation over the fiscal cliff unless it gets higher tax rates of the wealthy. Rates, not revenue, mind you. Obama is adamant that he's not interested in the GOP approach of raising revenue through limiting deductions and loopholes... a reactionary approach embraced by this guy.... in July 2011.
What we’ve said was give us $1.2 trillion in additional revenues, which could be accomplished without hiking tax rates, but could simply be accomplished by eliminating loopholes, eliminating some deductions, and engaging in a tax reform process that could have lowered rates generally while broadening the base.