Payroll Tax Showdown

Payroll Tax Showdown

Just when it seemed like a bipartisan deal would pave the way to extending the payroll tax cut, House Republicans are balking. What tonight's vote will mean for Americans' tax bill.

In yet another eleventh-hour scramble on Capitol Hill, the House will vote tonight on whether to extend a payroll tax cut into 2012. Kojo examines the reasons why House Republicans are balking at a Senate-approved and White House-supported extension and explores what a stalemate could mean for middle class Americans come New Year's Day.


Felicia Sonmez

Reporter, Washington Post

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