The Fight Before Christmas

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Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 4:37pm

Payroll tax cut battle rolls on.

President Obama was joined at the White House Thursday by frustrated American workers.

They were among the 2,000 an hour e-mailing and tweeting political leaders to get the payroll tax cut extended.

The Senate has passed a two-month extension, but House Republicans aren't budging.

The latest Republican-on-Republican pressure is coming from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who's urging the House to accept the Senate's two month extension.

The House GOP still wants to negotiate a 12-month extension.

The president says he'll work on a full-year agreement after the House passes the two-month extension.

If Speaker Boehner and his Republican colleagues don't extend the tax cut, a typical American family making $50,000 a year will lose about $40 per paycheck.

An agreement has to be reached by January 1st or over $160-million workers will face an immediate tax increase.
 

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