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Forgive me, but haven't we seen this movie before in the aftermath of national elections? Usually, it doesn't end well. In the weeks since his victory, President Barack Obama has argued--correctly--that voters are demanding that high-income Americans pay higher taxes as a way to reduce deficits. Some 60% in exit polls endorsed that proposition, and a Pew/Washington Post poll released this week found that 60% still support it. The president, then, has good reason to push the idea.


Gergen, David. "Will President Obama Push Us Over the Cliff?", November 30, 2012.