President Obama met with Republican leaders Tuesday afternoon to discuss the shape an economic stimulus package for the economy should take, telling them he wouldn't compromise on tax rebates for low income households, according to a report.

Feel free to whack me over the head because I probably will not compromise on that part [refundable tax credits], two sources in the room told Politico.

Obama acknowledged the fundamental difference between the Democratic and Republican parties regarding the issues, the report stated.

Obama promised leaders that was he worried about debt and deficit and would put that in his 2010 fiscal budget, the sources said.