Watch This: Allen West Blasts Payroll-Tax Cut

The Obama administration's "What does $40 mean to you?" angle doesn't resonate with this Republican congressman. 

Soledad O'Brien and Allen West (CNN)
Soledad O'Brien and Allen West (CNN)

Florida Rep. Allen West joined Soledad O’Brien on CNN’s Starting Point Wednesday morning to express his skepticism about the payroll-tax compromise reached in Congress. He told the host he currently wouldn’t support the plan because it was a “political gimmick” and would be done “on the backs of American homeowners.”

O’Brien asked him about President Obama’s What Does $40 Mean to You? angle, and he dismissed it, saying $40 wouldn’t even fill up his gas tank.

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