FILE - In this July 26, 2012, file photo, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Banking Committee. A temporary reduction in Social Security payroll taxes is due to expire at the end of the year and hardly anyone in Washington is pushing to extend it. Neither Obama nor Romney has proposed an extension, and it probably wouldn’t get through Congress anyway, with lawmakers in both parties down on the idea. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

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FILE - In this July 26, 2012, file photo, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Banking Committee. A temporary reduction in Social Security payroll taxes is due to expire at the end of the year and hardly anyone in Washington is pushing to extend it. Neither Obama nor Romney has proposed an extension, and it probably wouldn’t get through Congress anyway, with lawmakers in both parties down on the idea.   (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
FILE - In this July 26, 2012, file photo, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Banking Committee. A temporary reduction in Social Security payroll taxes is due to expire at the end of the year and hardly anyone in Washington is pushing to extend it. Neither Obama nor Romney has proposed an extension, and it probably wouldn’t get through Congress anyway, with lawmakers in both parties down on the idea. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
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