FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2012, file photo Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., left, reaches across the table to shake hands with Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., after bi-partisan ... more 
FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2012, file photo Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., left, reaches across the table to shake hands with Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., after bi-partisan House and Senate conferees signed a compromise agreement on the payroll tax cut extension. Democrats and Republicans are forcing votes in Congress this week in April 2012 on competing tax plans that they know are doomed from the start. But little does that matter to either party. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By J. Scott Applewhite, File
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