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President Obama Visits New Hampshire

By Julie Pace, Associated Press
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US President Barack Obama speaks at Manchester High School Central in Manchester, New Hampshire, November 22, 2011 discussing the American Jobs Act and the importance of extending and expanding the payroll tax cut that has given tax breaks to millions of families across the country this year. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at Manchester High School Central in Manchester, New Hampshire, November 22, 2011 discussing the American Jobs Act and the importance of extending and expanding the payroll tax cut that has given tax breaks to millions of families across the country this year. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS/AP) — President Obama says GOP lawmakers can make good on their anti-tax pledges by voting for his payroll tax cut extension.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Bernice Corpuz reports.


Campaigning Tuesday in tax-averse New Hampshire, Obama noted Republicans so far have rejected his jobs bill — including its plan to extend and expand the cut in payroll taxes that fund Social Security.

But he says “in the spirit of Thanksgiving,” he and Democrats will offer them another chance next week on the payroll tax. Without action, the White House says taxes will rise by nearly $1,000 on average.

Said Obama: “Don’t be a Grinch. Don’t vote to raise taxes on working Americans during the holidays.”

WBZ-TV’s Lauren Leamanczyk reports

Protesters from the ‘Occupy’ movement briefly interrupted Obama early on in his speech.

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