House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday rejected a Senate plan to extend the payroll tax cut for two months, thwarting a deal cut by the White House and Senate Republicans that would prevent taxes from rising on middle-class workers in the New Year.

Boehner, R-Ohio, said the Senate plan to extend the payroll tax cut for only two months is “just kicking the can down the road” and called on Congress to come up with a bill that extended the break through 2012.

“We’ve got two weeks to get this done,” Boehner said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “Let’s do it the right way.”