Payroll Tax Extension

Lawmakers Reach Deal On Payroll Tax Cut Deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Relieved congressional bargainers say they’ve reached agreement on compromise legislation extending payroll tax cuts and benefits for the long-term unemployed through 2012, edging a white-hot political battle a major step closer to finally being resolved. Rep. David C…
Payroll Tax Deadlock Ends As House Caves
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday caved to demands by President Barack Obama, congressional Democrats and fellow Republicans for a short-term renewal of payroll tax cuts for all workers. The breakthrough almost certainly spares workers an average $20 a week tax increase Jan. 1. …
Americans Frustrated By Congressional Stalemates
CHICAGO (AP) — As Americans watch yet another political drama play out on Capitol Hill — this time over whether to extend the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits — they have a question for Congress: Can’t you all just get along? For once? “It’s like, ȁ…
McCain: Republican Stance On Payroll Tax A Mistake
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says Congress’ failure to reach agreement on legislation extending a payroll tax cut for working Americans “hurts the Republican Party.” The GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee says his party made a mistake in voting down the Senate-p…
Poll: Most Americans Want Payroll Tax Extension
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans want Congress to vote to continue the payroll tax reduction, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll that comes as Democrats and Republicans wrestle over whether to extend the cut through 2012. It’s the latest instance in which lawmakers on Capitol…