Tax Stalemate Remains

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 4:37pm

House Republicans won't budge on extending payroll tax cut.

President Obama called House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday to hash out their differences on a payroll tax cut extension.

Republicans are rejecting the 60-day extension passed by the Senate.

Neither side seems willing to give, and millions of Americans could pay the price in just ten days.

House leaders are digging in for a fight.

Even though the Senate has gone home for the holidays, they're demanding they come back to negotiate.

The Senate passed a 60-day extension with broad bipartisan support, and Democrats from the president on down are all but daring the house to let it die.

House leaders won't allow a vote, but are staying in session.

House Democrats are demanding a vote on the Senate bill, but they're not in charge.

While the first family is vacationing in Hawaii, the president is staying Washington, waiting to see whether Republicans blink first.
 

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