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Obama pushes GOP on tax cuts using public pressure

Published 12/22/2011

President Barack Obama today chided House Republicans he said are holding up an extension of expiring payroll tax cuts, saying the debate is "about the American people." To make his point, Obama was flanked at the White House by people who said they would be stretched thin financially if Congress failed to extend the cuts before the end of the year. If no deal is reached, the White House says a person making $50,000 a year would see a loss of about $40 per paycheck.

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