President Obama is pressuring Republicans to pass an extension of a payroll tax cut. That message was well received at a speech the president delivered at Manchester Central High School yesterday.
The president says if passed, the payroll tax cut would put 1500 dollars in the pocket of the average household. Mr. Obama challenged Republicans to vote down an extension, even if it means raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans.
Shannon Chandley of Amherst said she supports the president and faults the GOP for refusing to compromise.
“From the get go, the opposition said, we want to make him a one-term president and we want to reduce his effectiveness and that’s not what’s best for the country.”
A small group of demonstrators holding signs that said Obama Isn’t Working waited to catch the president’s eye as he was leaving.