Obama blasts GOP after House Republicans defeat two-month payroll tax cut
“What is playing out in Washington, D.C., this week is about political
leverage, not about what’s good for the American people. Congress can
work out a solution without stopping the payroll tax-cut extension for
the middle class,” Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), who served with House
Republicans for 4 1/2 years until his appointment to the Senate in the spring, said in a statement."