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KHQ.COM - President Barack Obama is set to sign a bill this afternoon to head off a tax hike that would have hit all Americans in the new year. But first he's meeting with labor leaders, many of whom aren't happy about it AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says while the package contains an extension of long-term unemployment benefits unions had wanted, it came "at a terrible price."

He says raising rates on high wage-earners could have funded job creation. House Majority leader Steny Hoyer told colleagues who approved the bill last night that there's probably nobody in the House who likes the overall bill -- but that it's
"better than doing nothing."

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