Following a House vote today that effectively rejected the Senate's tax cut bill, President Obama reacted strongly, saying that because of House Republicans' "refusal to cooperate," millions of Americans could lose their tax cut in 11 days.

The president even admonished one

House representative whom he said referred to the issue of the payroll tax cut extension debate as "high-stakes poker."

While Obama agreed the rep was "right about the stakes," he said what's happening in Congress is "not a game" for most Americans.