Not the first time Obama’s called for Communist-style “shared sacrifice.”

Via The Hill:

President Obama visited a middle-class family in Virginia on Thursday to underline his call for tax rates to be raised on the wealthy but not the middle class.

Obama reiterated that that he would not sign any legislation that would prevent the wealthiest individuals from paying higher tax rates.

But Obama did once again signal that there’s room to compromise on the looming crisis.

“Everyone is going to have to share in some sacrifice,” Obama said, speaking at a private home in Northern Virginia. “But it starts with folks who are in the best position to sacrifice.

“Just to be clear,” the president reaffirmed while sitting at the family’s kitchen table as television cameras rolled, “I’m not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rate from going up, the top 2 percent from going up.”