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Obama showcases real-world cost of letting payroll tax cut expire
Obama showcases real-world cost of letting payroll tax cut expire

With most lawmakers gone for the holidays, President Obama took full advantage of the empty stage, appearing with everyday Americans to make the case that House Republicans need to relent and pass a payroll tax cut extension that would mean an extra $1,000 a year to a typical family. Obama struck a note of disgust Thursday with the paralysis in the Capitol, making the point that only a small minority of House Republicans is blocking a tax cut extension that would help struggling families heat their homes, fuel their cars and pay for essential groceries. All week, the White House has been inviting people to submit stories about the hardships they would endure without the extra $40 in...

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