Payroll Tax

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Extended Payroll Tax Cut

Friday, December 23, 2011

Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, Todd Zwillich, discusses the Republicans' agreement  to extend payroll tax cuts.

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Washington Gridlock v 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Rosalind Helderman, Washington Post Congressional reporter, discusses the showdown over the payroll tax and who stands to win - and lose.

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Opinion: Tax Standoff Caps John Boehner's Terrible Year

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Boehner must be realizing now that what keeps his caucus happy is very different than what keeps voters back home happy.

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Payroll Tax Fight in Congress

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Politico congressional reporter Manu Raju discusses what's at issue with the fight in Congress over the payroll tax holiday. 

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Rep. Garrett: Keystone Pipeline, not Payroll Tax Cut, is Real Job-Creator

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, US Congressman (R-NJ 5th) Scott Garrett discussed unfinished business including the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits.

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Opinion: Republican Tom Coburn, Populist Tax Hero?

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

You don't see much fiscal sanity from either major party anymore, but the GOP has been especially off the deep end over the last few years. This is why I find it notable that one idea coming from a conservative senator is right in line with the sort of commonsensical fiscal ideas we need more of in our country, to set us on a path to solvency.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Iowa Caucus, Payroll Tax Cut, Euro Zone Crisis

Monday, December 05, 2011

After an eventful weekend, GOP presidential candidates are gearing up for the influential Iowa caucuses. Democrats on Capital Hill hope to pass a payroll tax cut in the face of Republican opposition. Abroad, the euro debt crisis continue to loom over the world economy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are meeting ahead of the Brussels summit on Friday to discuss greater fiscal coordination between European countries, and Italy's new government looks to pass austerity measures to ease their debt.



MTA Chief, Legislators Spar Over Paying for Transit With Payroll Tax

Monday, February 28, 2011


MTA Chairman Jay Walder faced repeated questions at a hearing in Albany Monday from suburban legislators about a payroll tax that the state legislature approved in 2009 to bail out the agency. The tax applies to businesses in the 12 counties the MTA serves.

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