I'm going to take this as a hopeful sign that sometime in the near future Obama might find some people across the aisle who understand the need to sometimes raise revenue through taxes. The McConnell and Boehner and Cantor contingent is a lost cause, IMO.
"...Just 45 of 83 of the Republican National Congressional Committee's current crop of so-called Young Guns have signed the no-tax pledge this election season, according to a Huffington Post analysis of pledge signatures. During the 2010 midterm elections, 81 of 92 of that Young Guns group signed the pledge. The Young Guns program was founded by GOP leaders to promote and finance up-and-coming congressional candidates. ..."