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Americans frustrated by congressional stalemates

Can't you all just get along? Americans grow frustrated by repeated congressional stalemates By The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) ' As Americans watch yet another political drama play out on Capitol Hill ' this time over the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits ' they have a question for Congress: Can't you all just get along?

Around the country, people of different backgrounds, incomes and political leanings say they're downright disgusted by the posturing in Washington after the House rejected a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut passed by the Senate, then both chambers adjourned for the holidays.

Brenda Bissett is a lawyer from Santa Clarita, Calif. She says it's frustrating that the two sides can't compromise, which Bissett says she does "all the time."

If lawmakers don't act by Jan. 1, payroll taxes will jump almost $20 a week, or $1,000 a year, for a worker earning $50,000.

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