It's ironic that the U.S. House passed a 1 year payroll tax holiday December 13, but did they skip town daring their counterparts in the Senate to pass it or suffer the wrath of the electorate? No, that's what the Senate did though. They passed only a 2 month version of the tax holiday, and then they went home for the holidays before the work was done. That's what the cowards do, and that's what people who care more about their own holiday plans than they care about doing the job they were elected to do. It's time the representatives of the U.S. House and their supporters occupy the U.S. Senate until they return and work out a compromise bill in conference.