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Payroll Tax Cut Extension

Social Security for the Life-Cycle

Alan A. Aja | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Alan A. Aja

While we applaud Senator Warren and Paul Krugman for their unequivocal stance not to cut but to expand the benefits of social security, we believe we can be much bolder.

Salaried Employees Will Earn 2 Percent Less Per Paycheck in 2013 | Posted 07.15.2013 | Small Business

Americans saw a payroll tax increase on January 1, 2013, due to the expiration of the payroll tax holiday, a temporary tax break voted into law in the hopes of stimulating the economy.

Raise the Minimum Wage or Cut Low-Wage Taxes?

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 04.19.2013 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

President Obama just called for an increase in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 an hour. Yet he made no effort to save the "temporary stimulus" 2% payroll tax cut. So what's better for low-wage workers: an increase in the minimum wage or a decrease in payroll taxes?

Yes, Your Paycheck Really Is Shrinking

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2013 | Business

* Payroll tax hike could suck $125 billion from households * Higher taxes to keep economic growth lackluster ...

Good News: The Payroll Tax Cut Is Now Part of the Tax Debate

Chuck Marr | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Chuck Marr

One of the most troubling aspects of the current tax debate has been that policymakers have almost completely ignored the about-to-expire payroll tax cut. Not any more.

Democrats Are Wrong: Extending the Payroll Tax Is Neither Good Economics Nor Good Politics

Max Richtman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Max Richtman

Too many in Washington seem obsessed with using Social Security's revenues as the solution for a whole host of fiscal problems that have nothing to do with the Social Security program.

On Behalf of the 1%, the Best Bargain Since Manhattan

J.H. Snider | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
J.H. Snider

Unmentioned is that the payroll-tax cut bill, by bipartisan agreement, sets in motion a much larger transfer of public assets to the top 1%.

Unemployment and Poverty in America

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Since President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the historic Social Security Act of 1935, unemployment insurance has kept American families from falling into poverty. Seventy seven years later, this vital lifeline for unemployment insurance recipients continues to be weakened.

Obama Signs Payroll Tax Cut Extension

AP | By MARK S. SMITH | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signed the payroll tax cut extension into law Wednesday, notching an election-year victory and rare bipartisan ag...

Obama Touts Big Win

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Relishing a political victory, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Congress "did the right thing" by extending payroll tax cuts for...

Big Losers In Contentious Debate Cry Foul

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Federal workers have become the go-to targets as Congress, and the White House, search for ways to lower the deficit, pay for tax c...

Republicans: Against It Before They Were for It

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

In a presidential election year, Boehner & Co. surrendered to a simple calculus: the 99 percent has something that the 1 percent doesn't -- more votes. Way more.

'We Need To Change Course'

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bruised from the payroll tax cut brawl, congressional Republicans want to change the subject and push legislation they say would create ...

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...

Friday Talking Points -- Milbank's Unfunny Puns

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The line between certain types of comedy and the political/media world should be brighter than ever. This is a lesson Dana Milbank of the Washington Post apparently has yet to learn.

Jason Linkins

John Boehner Is Upset That The Payroll Tax Cut Extension Means That Mere Ordinary Americans Will Have More Money | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

As you know, the White House's pursuit of a payroll tax cut extension, which many believed (based on their observation of how Washington has been work...

Michael McAuliff

House, Senate Pass Payroll Tax Cut Extension | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress passed the extension of the payroll tax holiday Friday, voting overwhelmingly to continue the 2 percent break and extend emerge...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Agrees On Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment Extension | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators reached a final deal to extend the popular payroll tax cut for the rest of the year, with Republicans agreeing...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Agrees On Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment Extension | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators reached a final deal to extend the popular payroll tax cut for the rest of the year, with Republicans agreeing...

Arthur Delaney

Payroll Tax Deal Would Allow Drug Testing, Reduce Unemployment To 73 Weeks [UPDATE] | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The maximum duration of unemployment insurance would gradually fall from 99 weeks to 73 weeks over the course of the year under the payr...

Sam Stein

Tentative Deal Reached On Payroll Tax Cut Extension | Sam Stein | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A tentative deal struck by lawmakers Tuesday night may put off what seemed, just days ago, to be a highly contentious rerun of a debate ...

Luke Johnson

Congress Nears Deal On Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment Extension | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress was close to a deal to extend a popular payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits, according to several reports. The pending...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Urges Members To Be Less Extreme, More Political | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The potential Republican retreat from a hard-line stance on extending the payroll tax cut comes as GOP leaders have been quietly urging ...

GOP Gambit Draws Mixed Reaction

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- House-Senate talks on renewing a payroll tax cut that delivers about $20 a week to the av...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Raises Pressure On GOP To Extend Payroll Tax Cut, Jobless Benefits | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is going on the offense Tuesday, raising pressure on congressional Republicans to extend the payroll tax cut and ...