It was deja vu all over again at the White House. President Obama, flanked by Americans who had responded to the White House's #40dollars twitter campaign, put heat on Congress to extend the payroll tax cut for the remainder of the year.
If you think the event looked familiar, it did. The president held a nearly identical event two months ago when Congress was last debating extending the tax cut.
CNN's Alan Silverleib has the report from today:
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama stepped up his push Tuesday to get Congress to extend the payroll tax cut for the rest of the year, arguing that a failure to do so could derail the economic recovery.
"This is a make-or-break moment for the middle class," Obama said at the White House. "The last thing we need is for Washington to stand in the way of America's comeback."
The president urged the public to pressure members of Congress not to "let up until this thing gets done." This is "the least of what we should be doing for working Americans," he said.