WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 05: U.S. President Barack Obama approaches the podium to deliver a statement urging Republicans in Congress to join Democrats to ensure taxes don't go up on middle class ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 05: U.S. President Barack Obama approaches the podium to deliver a statement urging Republicans in Congress to join Democrats to ensure taxes don't go up on middle class families in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on December 5, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama wants congressional Republicans to extend the payroll tax cut but the GOP wants to pay for it with offsetting budget cuts. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) less 
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Mon, Dec 5, 2011 3:24 PM EST