U.S. Senate Majority Leader Reid pauses during his news conference on the payroll tax cut extension in Washington

 
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Reid pauses during his news conference on the payroll tax cut extension in Washington
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) pauses during his news conference on the payroll tax cut extension on Capitol Hill in Washington December 23, 2011. The U.S. Congress approved a two-month payroll tax cut extension on Friday, capping an exhausting year of partisan warfare over taxes and spending that will resume in January, with the economy barely scratching out a recovery and elections on the horizon. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)