WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 1: Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) looks on a U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) makes his point during a committee meeting to discuss the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act on ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 1: Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) looks on a U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) makes his point during a committee meeting to discuss the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act on Capitol Hill February 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. The payroll tax cut legislation, which is set to expire this month, is the conduit for a provision that will allow public transit riders to put away more pre-tax money for commuting costs. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images) less 
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