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Obama Payroll Tax

Obama Finally Scores Coveted Win

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The $143 billion payroll tax cut won by President Barack Obama may be the last significant measure he receives from a deeply divided Con...

Not Saving Social Security, Again

William O'Rourke | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
William O'Rourke

The anti-Social Security privatizers, through their various "think tanks" and talking heads, have spread so much misinformation about the program over the last three decades, it is no surprise that so many people are confused.

Congressional Leaders in Super Bowl Move Choose to Let Election Year Politics Burden Our Children

Gary Shapiro | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

By coming to an agreement to extend the payroll tax cut, leaders from both political parties are destroying our children's future so they can keep their Congressional seats.

Obama Faces Hurdles Into Election Year

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a political high, President Barack Obama capped a bruising year by securing a tax cut for millions of Americans – an achievemen...

Obama Discusses 'Good News' Before The Holidays

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Barely beating Santa's sleigh, Congress delivered a last-minute holiday tax-cut extension to 160 million American wage-earners on F...

Obama, GOP Face Off Over Expiring Provisions

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Careening toward a politically toxic tax hike, President Barack Obama implored House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday to get behin...

Sam Stein

House Republicans Pushed Two-Month Payroll Tax Holiday In January 2009 | Sam Stein | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will likely reject a two-month extension of the payroll tax holiday Monday evening, citing a desire to avoid striking ...

Jennifer Bendery

Boehner Says House GOP Will Reject Senate Payroll Tax Cut | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he expects House Republicans to reject a Senate-passed payroll tax cut package later Monday and then ...

Jennifer Bendery

McConnell: I Will Not Support Any Payroll Tax Deal Without Keystone | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House and Senate Republican leaders on Friday threw a potentially major wrench into late-stage payroll tax cut debates by hinting, and t...

Jennifer Bendery

Dem Aide: We Have 'Always Been Flexible' On Millionaire's Tax | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After months of arguing that millionaires should have to pay their fair share for the costs of the president’s job bill, Democrats are...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Unveils Bill Packed With 'Poison Pills' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders on Friday rolled out their plan for advancing the two most pressing issues before Congress -- extending the pay...

Sam Stein

Congress, Norquist Contemplate Payroll Tax Cut That Isn't Paid For | Sam Stein | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the United States Senate considers yet another variation of the payroll tax cut, there appears to be little common ground over how th...

Sam Stein

White House Ready To Make GOP Pay For $1,000 Failure | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top officials in the Obama administration on Thursday outlined a major end-of-the-year push to pass an extension of the payroll tax cut,...