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Obama Uses White House Web Site to Pressure House GOP With a Tax Increase Countdown Clock

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"This is not a game."

Is the Obama administration going out of its way to politicize the White House web site? At the least, the president seems to be using the platform to pressure House Republicans into supporting his payroll tax plans.

It what can only be described as an intriguing use of the government's web presence, a new WhiteHouse.gov graphic has emerged. It reads, "If the House doesn't act, middle class taxes increase in..." Next to this copy, a countdown clock lists the days, hours minutes and seconds left until the infamous payroll tax cut expires.

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