President Barack Obama discusses the importance of the payroll tax cut (February 21, 2012)

President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, discusses the importance of the agreement passed by Congress to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance while speaking in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Feb. 21, 2012. The President urged Congress to build on the success of the agreement by taking additional steps to create jobs, grow the economy and help the middle class. The President and Vice President were joined by Americans who have shared their stories on and Twitter about what $40 a paycheck means to them. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)