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 [...]

There Are No Deficit Hawks – Part 30,354

By: Thursday December 1, 2011 8:26 am

In case you weren’t paying attention during the debate about the extension of the Bush tax cuts last year, members of Congress are again working on a deal to clearly show there is no such thing as a deficit hawk. From Politico: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is quietly working both sides of the Capitol to [...]

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. [...]