As of right now, this transcript is incomplete, but I assume it'll be filled out shortly: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politi...684_story.html
I just listened to Obama's speech, and what he did was pretty damned brilliant.
He said there was one thing, tax-wise, that both sides agreed on: those making under 250,000 a year should NOT have their taxes go up. The Democrats felt that way, and the Republicans felt that way. So why wait and see if a deal could be worked out on everything else? Why not go ahead and sign a deal right now that would guarantee that the Bush tax cuts on the poor and middle class were extended? He said the senate just agreed on such a bill, and he was ready to sign it -
Ball's in your court, House.
Nicely done, sir. Nicely done.