NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: People ride on a New York City transit bus on December 10, 2010 in New York City. Hundreds of thousands of mass transit riders across America currently save about $1,000 a... more 
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: People ride on a New York City transit bus on December 10, 2010 in New York City. Hundreds of thousands of mass transit riders across America currently save about $1,000 a year through a mass transit program that allows them to receive a federal tax break for money spent on mass transit. As the Senate continues to debate the extension of the Bush era tax breaks, it has not yet been decided if the commuter tax, which primarily affects middle class Americans, will also be extended into next year. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) less 
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