In Virginia Beach today, President Obama highlighted elements of his plan for tax policy, reminding supporters that he “cut taxes” in his first term.

"So just in case some of your friends or neighbors or Uncle Jim is a little stubborn, has been watching FOX News, if he thinks that somehow I raised taxes, lets just be clear, we've lowered taxes for middle class families since I came into office," Obama said.

Obama reminded them that if Republicans in Congress didn’t act, everybody’s taxes would go up at the beginning of 2013.