Obama firm, won't yield on tax hike for wealthiest

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the economy, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at the Cuyahoga Community College West Campus in Parma, Ohio. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

September 8, 2010 6:59:31 PM PDT
Politically weakened but refusing to bend, President Barack Obama insisted Wednesday that Bush-era tax cuts be cut off for the wealthiest Americans, joining battle with Republicans - and some fellow Democrats - just two months before bruising midterm elections.