4. He needs to call those uncooperating Republicans out
And let everyone know that everyone, including the middle class, will get a tax increase if House Republicans do not cooperate.
He also needs to pull this stunt that Reagan pulled, look directly at the viewers and say, "I need you to contact your congressman and tell them that you want people earning over $250,000 to get a tax increase."
I don't like Reagan, but what Reagan did was plain old simple and it probably worked.