Here's The Key Omission From Obama's Big Fiscal Cliff Speech

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Both President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner spoke today on the looming fiscal cliff. Not much has changed from the last round of negotiations, but there was a key omission from Obama’s statement in the White House today that has led to some speculation that a compromise could be on the horizon.Obama said he wants new revenue, but never mentioned increasing marginal rates as part of that plan.

Conservative Brad Dayspring, a former aide to House Majority Leader and senior adviser to conservative super PAC YG Action Fund, thinks this could give the two sides some room for agreement:

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And Politico’s Ben White thinks Obama opened the door:

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Here’s what he said >

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