Obama Urges Public Help Pushing Payroll Tax Cuts

Obama extending payroll tax cut
Obama extending payroll tax cut

By Erica Werner

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama wants voters to get involved in the debate over extending the reduced payroll tax and he's asking them to tell members of Congress to keep the cut in place.

"Let your members of Congress know where you stand," Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address. "Tell them not to vote to raise taxes on working Americans during the holidays. Tell them to put country before party. Put money back in the pockets of working Americans. Pass these tax cuts."