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But first from fox at 3 o'clock in New York a stubborn political standoff on Capitol Hill could force a tax hike for a 160 million Americans.
Congress has eleven days now to make a deal before the payroll tax cuts expire.
Long term jobless benefits are also set to run out for some two million Americans.
And doctors would see huge cuts to Medicare reimbursements.
Today house Republicans walked out as democratic leaders tried to force a vote on a temporary two month extension measure.
Which the senate had already passed.
In a heavily partisan votes.
House stands adjourned until 10 AM on Friday baker when he -- -- Atlanta -- -- -- -- I'd like to I asked for unanimous consent that we bring up the bill to extend the tax cut for a 160 million Americans.
As you walk off the floor mr.
speaker you're walking out.
You're walking away just as so many Republicans have walked away from middle class taxpayers.
We regret mr.
speaker that you walked off the platform without addressing the issue of critical importance to this country.
Quite a lot is in the by blocking the temporary sense in the house Republicans in this case are going against members of their own party in the senate.
And they're taking some political heat along the way from inside the GOP but they say they want a full one year deal.
Or nothing at all.
If you chambers on the -- rebounds -- -- about -- -- bill.
Exactly what president afterward.
The processors as a result of -- humor and irregular work.
At issue is whether to pay for the measure with spending cuts or by raising taxes on the very wealthiest Americans it's the same thing congressman has been fighting now.
Over all year.
-- manuals on Capitol Hill the White House is this short term deal will help everybody works things out.
That's right -- -- we know President Obama called both house speaker John Boehner and senate majority leader Harry Reid today and we're told he made that very point.
To this speaker the message from the White House to house Republican.
Says they should take the deal.
The ball is in.
The house's court there is a compromise available.
An avenue out of this.
Blind Alley if you will that they've proven themselves into.
And it is the senate bill.
Vote on it passes and we can move on to discussing and figuring out.
A solution for the yearlong extension.
Now aides to the speaker tell us that the speaker made the point to the president that the house is actually the one body that passed.
A -- -- extension.
Continuing to argue for that being the way forward -- without question Mike this is all about politics but why -- Republicans saying they're fighting this.
Well essentially they say they're still more time to get a better deal they say they're negotiators are still in town.
-- available to hammer something out but they say they need some help from senate majority leader.
Harry Reid a point made by the majority leader in the house earlier today.
It is up to Harry Reid.
To make sure that taxes are not gonna go what we're saying is.
A year is what everyone wants we can get there are the differences are not that great.
Although it feels like the various parties are miles apart kept Mike Emanuel on Capitol Hill Mike thank you.
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