President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (left), talks on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, about the importance of the payroll-tax cut and jobless-benefits extension passed by Congress last week. Joining the president and vice president at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House complex in Washington are people who posted comments on the White House website about how the tax cut would affect them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite

President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (left), talks on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, about the importance of the payroll-tax cut and jobless-benefits extension passed by Congress last week. Joining the president and vice president at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House complex in Washington are people who posted comments on the White House website about how the tax cut would affect them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)