Obama urges Congress to save payroll tax cut

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MANCHESTER, N.H., Nov 22 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged the U.S. Congress to vote next week to preserve an expiring payroll tax cut, a day after lawmakers failed to agree on a way to control the ballooning federal deficit.

Obama shifted into campaign mode after members of a bipartisan congressional deficit-cutting “super committee” admitted they were unable to bridge a deep ideological divide on taxes and spending.

Obama made his call in the key voting state of New Hampshire where his Republican challengers will hold one of the first primary votes of the 2012 election in January.

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