Budget Director Jacob Lew talks with the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 after attending the Senate Democratic caucus to discuss President Obama's tax-cut deal with the Republicans. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Budget Director Jacob Lew talks with the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 after attending the Senate Democratic caucus to discuss President Obama's tax-cut deal with the Republicans. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)