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Shared Prosperity and Shared Responsibility

From a Kansas town called Osawatomie, President Obama makes an argument about laying a new foundation for broad-based prosperity in America.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks in Osawatomie, Kansas
President Barack Obama delivers remarks in Osawatomie, Kansas
President Barack Obama delivers remarks in Osawatomie, Kansas, White House Photo, Pete Souza, 12/6/11

Payroll Tax Cut

President Obama wants to extend the payroll tax cut through 2012 and expand it to put more money in your pocket. He's calling on Congress to take action before January 1st.

President Obama urges Congress to extend the payroll tax cut
President Obama urges Congress to extend the payroll tax cut
President Barack Obama delivers a statement, White House Photo, Chuck Kennedy, 12/5/11

Middle Class Tax Cut Calculator

If Congress doesn’t act, taxes for the middle class will go up on January 1, 2012. President Obama wants to expand existing tax cuts and put more money in your pocket. Use our calculator to see the impact on your own bottom line.

Middle Class Tax Cut Calculator
Middle Class Tax Cut Calculator

Weekly Address

President Obama calls on Congress to extend and expand the payroll tax cut -- to protect middle class families and ensure that the economy continues to grow.

President Obama tapes the Weekly Address
President Obama tapes the Weekly Address
President Obama tapes the Weekly Address, White House Photo, Chuck Kennedy, 12/2/11

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PHOTO of the DAY

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada talk backstage at the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building following their joint press conference, Dec. 7, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada talk backstage at the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building following their joint press conference, Dec. 7, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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