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SHOTLIST:SOURCE: POOLWashington / January 1, 2013SOUNDBITE: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMAA central premise of my campaign for President was to change a tax code that was too skewed towards the wealthy at the expense of working, middle class Americans. Tonight, we've done that. Thanks to the votes of Democrats and Republicans in Congress, I will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest two percent of Americans while preventing a middle class tax hike that could have sent the economy back into a recession and obviously had an impact on families all across America.---SOUNDBITE: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMAUnder this law, more than 98 % of Americans and 97% of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up. Millions of families will continue to receive tax credits to help raise their kids and send them to college. Companies will continue to receive tax credits for the research they do, for the investments they make, and the clean energy jobs they create. And two million Americans who are out of work but out there looking, pounding the pavement every day, are going to continue to receive unemployment benefits as long as they're actively looking for a job.---SOUNDBITE: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA"the fact is, the deficit is still to high, and we're still investing too little in the things we need for the economy to grow as fast as it should. And that's why Speaker Boehner and I originally tried to negotiate a larger agreement that would put this country on a path to paying down its debt while also putting Americans back to work, rebuilding our roads and bridges and providing investments in areas like education, and job training. Unfortunately, there just wasn't enough support or time for that kind of large agreement in a lame-duck session of Congress. And that failure comes with a cost.---SOUNDBITE: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMAWe can come together as Democrats and Republicans, to cut spending and raise revenue in a way that reduces our deficit, protects our middle class, provides ladders into the middle class for everybody who's willing to work hard.STORYLINE:President Barack Obama says an effort to change the nation's tax code that is too skewed toward the wealthy has been achieved with the "fiscal cliff" deal approved in Congress. The president said in an appearance late Tuesday in the White House that the House vote to prevent a mix of tax increases and spending cuts avoids a problem that could have sent the economy back into recession. Obama says the deficit is "still too high" and warns that he will not negotiate with Congress over another increase in the nation's debt ceiling. The House approved Senate-backed legislation preventing middle-class tax increases and spending cuts that technically took effect with the new year. It represented a triumph for Obama after he campaigned for re-election on higher taxes on the wealthy.(****END****)