President Obama pushes Congress to extend the payroll-tax cut and unemployment insurance through the end of the year during a speech on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Photo by: Susan Walsh

President Obama pushes Congress to extend the payroll-tax cut and unemployment insurance through the end of the year during a speech on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)