As the battle rages on in Washington over whether to extend the payroll tax cut next year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said at a press conference on Wednesday that “we aren’t going home until we finish this.”
While “Republican leaders have done their best to convince the public that they favor the payroll tax cut,” Reid (left) said, “they have a funny way of showing it. Obviously, they are having a hard time getting their membership to follow.”
Congress, Reid said, “will pass this tax cut for the middle class by the end of the year. We aren’t going to leave town. We can do it the easy way or the hard way.”
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., who joined Reid at the press conference, introduced this week compromise legislation, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2011 (S. 1944), which would extend and expand the payroll tax cut and includes bipartisan measures designed to get Republicans to support the tax cut extension.