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Republicans Payroll Tax Cut

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...

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.

Michael McAuliff

Congress Agrees On Payroll Tax Cut, Unemployment Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Congress Revisiting Bruising Fight

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With television lights glaring, 20 lawmakers will gather next week to revisit the fight that consumed Congress before Christmas ove...

Michael McAuliff

Payroll Tax Cut Bill: House Rejects Senate Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Michael McAuliff

Payroll Tax Cut Deal To Include Controversial Keystone Pipeline

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate negotiators agreed Friday to a two-month deal to extend unemployment benefits and the middle-class payroll tax cut, but Democrats...

Michael McAuliff

White House Promises Veto Of GOP Payroll Tax Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House issued an unequivocal threat to veto the House Republican bill to extend the payroll tax cut Tuesday, condemning it as a...

'Millionaire Job Creators Are Like Unicorns'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) compared millionaires who create jobs to unicorns Monday on the Senate floor. "Millionaire job creators ...

'Holidays Come, Holidays Go'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the one-year payroll tax cut "was never intended to be permanent" at a press conference Wednesday on budget reform. "I...

The Payroll Tax Cut Extension, the Republicans and Mitt Romney (et al)

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Extending the current payroll tax cut or holiday for another year is critical, even though there are numerous other complementary, and in some ways more effective, stimulus and job-creation initiatives that should be enacted as well.

Michael McAuliff

Senate Rejects Payroll Tax Cut Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate failed Thursday to pass an extension of a payroll tax cut, leaving in limbo a break that saved working class households about...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Plan Includes Soliciting Millionaires For More

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans unveiled a plan Wednesday to cut payroll taxes that asks the rich to pay more tax if they feel like it, freezes and c...