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Capitol Hill weighs GOP payroll tax gambit

Published 02/14/2012, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to weigh a proposal by GOP leaders to extend the 2-percentage-point cut in the payroll tax through the end of the year and add the approximately $100 billion cost to the nation's $15 trillion-plus debt instead of scrounging around the budget for ways to pay for it.

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