President Obama to address payroll tax cut extension
December 22nd, 2011
11:47 AM ET
11 years ago

President Obama to address payroll tax cut extension

(CNN)- President Barack Obama will deliver a statement from the White House at 1 p.m. Thursday. He is expected to address the payroll tax cut extension standoff in Congress and will "be joined by Americans who would see their taxes go up if the House Republicans fail to act, including some of those Americans who have responded to this call to illustrate what $40 means to them," according to a White House release.

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  1. billy

    GOP is in shambles and the infighting between the Republicans in the Senate and House is at an all time high.

    Finally, they are being exposed as the party that caters to the super rich and ignores the middle class.

    December 22, 2011 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  2. cigarman

    I think that my party, the Republican Party is doing the correct thing in letting the TAXES on the Middle Class and the Poor go up, after all the Rich are the Job Creators and the middle class and the poor are the TAX PAYERS. I think that it is halarious that the Middle class and the poor think that this is a large tax rise on them. You havn`t seen anuthing yet, wait until we, the Republicans take over the Presidency, the Congress, and the Senate in twenty thirteen, we will do away with UNIONS, WELFARE,SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, AND MEDICADE. You havn`t seen anything yet. We the Republicans will LOWER the TAX rates on the RICH, after all we deserve it. Vote Republican and sit back and watch.

    December 22, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  3. Four and The Door

    The House Republicans have already passed a year long tax cut. Along with an unemployment extension.

    Obama is in the hot seat along with Harry Reid. Why does he only want 2 months? What is the political strategy there?!?!

    December 22, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  4. Voice of Reason

    This guys gives a speech everyday, and is always petty blaming and more campaign crap. So unpresidential it makes me sick.

    December 22, 2011 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  5. gt

    2 months give me a break ..go for a year... its all politics ... pathedic

    December 22, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
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