Article Photos: Obama says he'll do what it takes to avoid cliff 8/11

  With the presidential seal on the wall in the background, President Barack Obama pauses in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, on the White House campus in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, where he spoke about how middle class Americans would see their taxes go up if Congress fails to act to extend the middle class tax cuts. The president said he believes that members of both parties can reach a framework on a debt-cutting deal before Christmas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)