White House Press Secretary Jay Carney points to a payroll tax cut extension countdown monitor in the briefing room of the White House in Washington

 
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney points to a payroll tax cut extension countdown monitor in the briefing room of the White House in Washington
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney points to a payroll tax cut extension countdown monitor in the briefing room of the White House in Washington December 20, 2011. A stand-off in the Congress over extending payroll tax cuts deepened on Tuesday, raising the risk that 160 million U.S. workers could see a hit to their income next month. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)