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Obama Calls on House to Pass Tax Hikes For Wealthy

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama called Friday for House Republicans to immediately pass a bill already approved by the Senate to extend current tax rates for middle class Americans while allowing a tax hike for wealthier citizens.

In his first public comments since winning Tuesday's vote, Obama expressed openness to negotiate with Congress on how to deal with pending tax hikes and spending cuts that create the so-called fiscal cliff facing the economy at the end of the year.

I'm guessing tax hikes are probably not going anywhere in the House. Here's Obama today. I'm not sure why he needs a group of people behind him for this presser