Everyone must sacrifice for the greater good Everyone must have some skin in the game. BHO President Obama may delay his vacation in order to reach a deal on the Bush tax cuts. Obama wants to raise taxes on business owners. CNN reported: President Barack Obama is considering at least a short delay to the start of his holiday vacation in Hawaii so he can try to work out a deal with congressional Republicans on the Bush tax cuts that expire December 31, CNN has learned. Two senior administration officials tell CNN the White House has been getting signals that the lame duck session of Congress could drag on past December 18, when the president is scheduled to depart for Hawaii. Obama has privately said he is willing to stay in Washington until Christmas Eve if necessary to finish the contentious debate over taxes, the officials said.