How misleading can you be?
1) It wouldn't be raising taxes in a recession since we aren't in one and haven't been for 2 years.
2) Taxes wouldn't go up for another 2 and a half years.
3) Taxes would only raise on the rich...you know, the same people who are sitting on record profits as we speak.
Obama is not the one being obstinate here. There are two sides to this issue: the spending and the revenues. It is not as if, in creating this deficit problem, taxes stayed the same and spending went up. If that was the case you would have something of a point. The reality: tax rates went down and spending went up. We have to rectify both of those things, at least to SOME extent, to solve this problem. Denying that and taking an entire side of the equation off the table entirely is stubbornness...not Mr. Obama's position, which is that you need some of each (and yet much, much more of spending cuts). Your position seems to be that for Obama to NOT be stubborn, his only option is to role over and give the Republicans exactly what they want. Newsflash: the Dems have the Senate and the White House. The GOP is in no position to run the show entirely. There need to be compromises, period.