By JONATHAN WEISMAN, JOHN D. MCKINNON And JANET HOOK WASHINGTONâPresident Barack Obama reached agreement Monday with Republican leaders in Congress on a broad tax package that would extend the Bush-era income tax cuts for two years, reduce worker payroll taxes for one year and give more favorable treatment to business investments. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...03441518282986.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories A program of extended benefits for the long-term unemployed, which lapsed last month, would be revived for 13 months, the White House said. The jobless benefits would be financed by federal borrowing rather than by spending cuts. 13 month extension on UI benefits. That is almost 3 years total!