February 11, 2012

Obama's Weekly Address: Extending the Payroll Tax Cut for the Middle Class

President Obama urges Congress to extend the payroll tax cut to prevent a tax hike on 160 million hardworking Americans. Back in December, Congress faced this exact same predicament. People all over the country tweeted, emailed and wrote to explain how losing $40 each check would affect them. Ultimately, thanks to our stories, Congress did the right thing and passed a two-month tax cut extension. It’s more important than ever that we make sure our story is part of the debate here in Washington.

It is hard to believe that the Republicans in congress are so dim-witted that they continue to fight a losing battle. Why are they so obtuse on this issue?

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