" If Obama truly wanted the rich paying the same IRS Rate they paid when Clinton was President, why didn’t he stand up to his own party and Veto the Bill they passed extending The Bush Tax Cuts?"In 2010 the GOP refused to extend the Bush tax cuts for only lower incomes & had filibuster power in the Senate. They insisted that ALL the cuts be extended. Since we were still in a recession, few Democrats were willing oppose extending the cuts. Sometimes you truly want something you can’t get, so you take the least damaging option, until you can revisit the issue. That’s what Obama did, but the Republicans don’t seem to think that way.I seem to recall taxes going up slightly on the top brackets this year. Did Obama oppose that?