Nov 30, 2012

White House Proposes Extending Payroll Tax Cut

     From TPM (emphasis added):
In a Capitol meeting with House Speaker John Boehner Thursday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner submitted the Obama administration’s proposal for addressing medium term deficits, and avoiding across the board tax increases and spending cuts at the end of the year.
Republicans called the proposal outlandish and brushed it aside as unserious. But it’s almost entirely comprised of policies Obama campaigned on and included in his budget for the current fiscal year....
The administration asked Republicans to boost the economy, too, by either extending the payroll tax cut, or replace the holiday with a similar stimulus, such as the Making Work Pay tax credit in the Recovery Act. 


Anonymous said...

O would be much better served to make whatever tax cut/stimulus he gives more visible a la the W check from the IRS rather than small aggregate increases in your paycheck that most people won't notice or appreciate.

It's like most other government spending--people don't appreciate it when they don't know they're getting it.

Anonymous said...

We don't need gimmicks and we don't need dismantling of the Trust Fund. Raise the payroll tax and lower something else, like abolishing the AMT and making the Making Work Pay tax credit in the Recovery Act permanent.

Anonymous said...

The problem with the MWP credit is the filing of bogus SE returns where nothing is paid in but a big refund check comes back - then the claimant denies the SE income.