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Payroll Tax Holiday

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.

Survey Finds Tax Hike Fears Overrated

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business

The payroll tax hike may not be derailing the economic recovery after all. Forty-eight percent of Americans did not even notice the Jan. 1 payroll ...

Caroline Fairchild

Bad News For Casual Restaurants | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business

Far fewer Americans dined out last month as many adjusted to smaller paychecks, according to new data released from a closely watched index of restaur...

What Stands In The Way Of A Minimum Wage Increase

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business

The payroll tax increase that went into effect at the beginning of the year stands to offset significantly the President's proposal to raise the feder...

Jason Linkins

Reminder: Everything You've Been Told About 'Economic Uncertainty' Is Wrong | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

Over at Bloomberg, Caroline Baum adds to the efforts of those who would point out that all the constant cable news talk over "uncertainty" cramping ec...

Zach Carter

Austerity Politics Puts U.S. On 'Precipice Of Recession' | Zach Carter | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers were stunned Wednesday to learn that the U.S. economy officially dove toward a double-dip recession at the end of 2012, contra...

Fiscal Cliff Bill Could Cost Florida $6.5 Billion

Posted 01.04.2013 | Miami

The signing of the latest fiscal cliff agreement may be a sigh of relief for most, but 7.1 million Floridians -- many of whom just got a raise -- may ...

Why Your Boss Is Dreading Pay Day (And Why You Should Be Too)

Posted 01.04.2013 | Small Business

Bosses around the country are dreading pay day thanks to the fiscal cliff deal brokered by Congress on Tuesday. As part of the deal, politicians le...

Dave Jamieson

Working Poor Get Raw 'Cliff' Deal | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Many of the nation's poorest workers were looking forward to a modest pay hike on New Year's Day, when 10 states implemented higher mini...

Massive Ideological Republican Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While the entire political punditry world is caught up in yet another horserace, major tenets of the Republican party's faith seem to be crumbling. Their bedrock ideology is revealing itself, in multiple ways, of having been built on sand all along.

Two Sides 'Nowhere' In Face Of Disaster Threat

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics

* For U.S. Congress, big deals wait for Christmas * "Smell of jet fumes" sometimes the most powerful force By Richard Co...

The New Deal

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's going to be pain all around in whatever deal is struck. Most Americans are going to be directly impacted in one way or another by whatever bargain is made between President Obama and congressional Republicans.

AARP Wants Congress To End Payroll Tax Holiday

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

One of the most powerful lobbying forces in Washington on Thursday urged Congress not to continue a payroll tax cut next year. AARP, the seniors ad...

Aaron Sankin

Yelp May Not Benefit From San Francisco's Payroll Tax Break After All | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.21.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- On March 2, online review site Yelp will become the next major San Francisco-based tech firm to take advantage of a newly instituted ...

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...

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 ...

Media Fail to Tell Full "Tax Holiday" Story

Paul Kleyman | Posted 02.24.2012 | Media
Paul Kleyman

Democratic leaders and the White House are congratulating themselves as they depart for the holiday weekend about their tax-holiday victory over GOP hardliners. But the payroll tax holiday, like most vacations, will have its bill to pay.

Michael McAuliff

Democratic Campaign Groups Slam Republicans On Payroll Tax Cut | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In yet another sign that Democrats are sure they're winning the debate over extending the payroll tax cut, a party campaign outfit is us...

If It Ain't Broke, Break It

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Rep. Keith Ellison

Our democracy is built not only on compromise, but on trying solutions from both parties. And with an economic crisis as deep as ours, we can't afford to ignore ideas that create jobs. Our government is not broken, but Republican ideology certainly is.

Jason Linkins

House GOP Caucus Could Do Better Than 'Braveheart' As Their Source Of Cinematic Pep | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.20.2012 | Media

When we look back on American history with our typical panglossian perspective, we tend to imagine that at every great moment, our nation was propelled into the future by the right person who had the right speech to stir our souls at the right time. Whether or not that used to be true, it doesn't seem to be the case anymore. At least if the House GOP caucus is any guide, anyway. For the second time in their first year as an assembly, they've relied on inspirational speeches from movies to inspire each other to go out and obstruct like the dickens! Hooray for Hollywood cliches, I guess.

Michael McAuliff

Dems Try To Shame GOP With House Floor Stunt | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) held a news conference Wednesday demanding that Democrats return from vacation to extend the p...

Michael McAuliff

Payroll Tax Cut Bill: House Rejects Senate Extension | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Tuesday rejected a Senate bill that would have prevented a payroll tax cut from expiring on New Year's Day, saying ...

Off the Cliff

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

It's unacceptable. Letting the payroll tax cut expire would not only take money away from struggling middle class families -- it would put a damper on job creation in our weak economy.

Senate Candidates Campaigning On Divisive Bill

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

It seems members of Congress up for re-election in 2012 aren't hesitating to use their stance on the payroll tax cut bill as a campaign play -- especi...