Obama played his media game against the republicans perfectly. This president wanted all the tax cuts to expire. He just played the American Economy Scam against the people he was supposed to represent. America will now suffer the consequences of tax hikes that he always wanted in the beginning. And the democratic senate went an entire 4 years without a budget.
This president is still requesting trillion dollar budgets every year for the next 10 years. Over 16 trillion in deficit as the president saw 5 trillion in deficits in his first 4 years of office. The president is operating this business as badly as CEO Ken Lay did with Enron.