Obama Blasts House GOP for Blocking Payroll Tax Cut Extension

While members of Congress point fingers at each other for gumming up the payroll tax cut, President Obama is watching the bickering from the White House--where he is apparently happy to spend the holiday season until a deal gets done. The rest of the Obama family has gone ahead to Hawaii for their pre-planned holiday trip. But aides say the president will continue to delay his vacation in hopes of inspiring House Republicans to take up a Senate-approved measure extending the tax cut beyond midnight New Year’s Eve.
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President Obama makes a rare appearance during the White House Press Briefing to encourage a compromise to Payroll Tax Cut extensions. (CNN)

Posted: Wed, 12/21/2011 - 11:41am