payroll tax cuts

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) says he was "flabbergasted" when President Barack Obama opened debt talks by offering the same public positions that he campaigned on. According to details circulated by Republican aides last week, Treasury Read more...
Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol is warning Republicans to stop blocking an extension of payroll tax cuts because the party is "looking as if they don't care about the middle class." During a Sunday panel segment on Fox News, Kristol noted Read more...
Republican presidential candidate said Sunday that his "intent in running for president is to help middle-income Americans," but admitted that he would only give them a $167 tax cut. Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Romney why his plan didn't Read more...
I've been following the "debate" over extending the payroll cuts, and you know, every once in a while, Susan Collins surprises me. How very radical of her to point out that not all millionaires are "job creators!" I'm sure the Republican leadership Read more...
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Sunday that millionaires and billionaires pay "all the taxes" in the U.S. The tea party favorite told CNN's Candy Crowley that he was against repealing the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because the rich Read more...

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Here's the problem with extending the payroll tax cuts: They're unlikely to ever be restored. And if they're not restored, you've done what Republicans have been trying to do for decades: turned Social Security into a welfare program that no Read more...