Payroll Tax Cut May Not Be Extended Again

By: Friday July 20, 2012 8:09 am

Senate Democrats are growing concerned about how many extensions the Social Security payroll tax cut has already received and are leaning towards not extending it again when it runs out. From The Hill: “We’re running into this problem. The critics said, ‘You’ll never get rid of it. It’s going to ultimately jeopardize the Social Security [...]

Why We Should Never Have Messed Around with the Payroll Tax

By: Wednesday December 7, 2011 8:04 am

When the payroll tax was first proposed last year I thought it was an inherently bad idea. While the economy needed a stimulus, it should never have taken the form of messing with the basic social contract that is the foundation of our social safety net. Democrats supporting a cut in the payroll tax, even [...]

Money for Directly Hiring People Popular, Payroll Tax Cut Not Popular

By: Tuesday September 20, 2011 12:39 pm

While the Republicans have made it clear President Obama’s American Jobs Act is dead on arrival in Congress, most of the individual provisions meant to spur job creation in the bill are broadly popular according to Gallup. From a political perspective at least, the Obama campaign should be able to score some points with voters [...]

Obama Likely Could Have Gotten Stand-Alone Payroll Tax Holiday

By: Wednesday December 8, 2010 12:03 pm

President Obama, in an attempt to sell the deal he cut on extending the Bush tax cuts, keeps holding up the one-year payroll tax holiday as his big win. Defenders of the deal, such as Ezra Klein, act like without this deal, there would be no way Obama could have gotten this payroll tax holiday. [...]