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  • New Poll Shows Voters Prefer Payroll Tax Cut to Minimum Wage Hike

    09/17/2014 3:26:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    As Guy Benson reported earlier today, a new poll of likely voters conducted for Townhall by Gravis Marketing found that Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) was statistically tied with Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) at 45 percent in the race for Lousiana's U.S. Senate seat.That result is right in line with both the RealClearPolicits poll average of the race (Cassidy +1.3) and the HuffPost Pollster model (Cassidy +.5).In addition to the top line result, however, Gravis also included a question, at the request of Townhall, that may provide Republicans a better way to answer Democratic questions about raising the minimum wage on the campaign trail. Gravis asked, "Given the...
  • The Economic Illiteracy – or Lies- of the Huffington Post

    06/18/2013 4:49:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | John Ransom
    You’d think when the Huffington Post’s top writer on finance writes about the tax code, he’d understand at least how the tax code works. But in an age when “finance” editors, like the HuffPo’s Mark Gongloff, are demonstrably anti-business, pro-Occupy and work as shills for progressive ideas, facts take a back seat to ideology, outrage and agendas. The latest outrage Gongloff has taken issue with is how little of the U.S. tax revenue, on a percentage basis, is generated by corporate taxes, as opposed to the good old days of the 1950s. He even has a chart to prove it...
  • One More Time: The Stakes of the Fiscal Cliff

    12/26/2012 6:27:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    President Obama is on his way back to Washington, as the Associated Press reports that he's "cutting short his traditional Christmas holiday in Hawaii, planning to leave for Washington on Wednesday evening... expected to arrive in Washington early Thursday." Most Americans probably won't sympathize that the President has a short vacation - after all, at work, he didn't get that big project finished in time for the holidays. The elements of the fiscal cliff can be roughly divided into four categories: defense spending cuts, non-defense spending cuts, income tax hikes, and payroll tax hikes. Of these, what has gotten the...
  • CBO Report: Avoiding the Fiscal Cliff Costs Over $1 Trillion

    11/15/2012 5:07:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    The Congressional Budget Office released their analysis of the group of deficit-fighting policies known as the "fiscal cliff." The big takeaway: completely averting the contraction that would occur in 2013 and 2014 would cost $1.16 trillion - entirely deficit-financed. There would certainly be some economic benefits to all of this, however. The CBO has a wide range of estimates for the positives - between 0.8% and 5% growth in real GDP, and between 1.1 million and 5.8 million new jobs. There are a lot of caveats here, as it's an incredibly wide range of estimates, but there would certainly be...
  • Obama Cites Rising Gas Prices–Up 83 Percent Under His Tenure–Among Reasons to Extend Payroll Tax Cut

    02/15/2012 3:51:06 AM PST · by RWB Patriot · 22 replies
    CNS New ^ | 2-14-12 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama listed rising gas prices as among the many reasons to extend the payroll tax cut Tuesday, flanked by individuals the White House promoted as being affected by $40 per paycheck the average American would lose if the tax cut is not extended at the end of February. The payroll tax funds Social Security. Cutting the tax would reduce funding to Social Security by $119 billion over the next year, on top of the $105 billion reduced from funding in 2011.
  • Obama signs $1 trillion-plus spending bill

    12/23/2011 11:04:55 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 23, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed a $1 trillion-plus 2012 spending bill that sets the day-to-day budgets of 10 Cabinet agencies. The Senate approved the bill last Saturday in a flurry of year-end activity that was overshadowed by an ensuing confrontation over extending a payroll tax cut.
  • LIVE THREAD: C-span 1: House meeting. Will anyone object to the two month extention and blow it up?

    12/23/2011 7:13:37 AM PST · by ken5050 · 36 replies
    Senate just passed the two month extention of the "tax cut" House about to meet...to pass it under a UC (unanimous consent) motion. If any ONE Republican shows up and objects..it can't pass.
  • Gingrich Offers Choice Words on Payroll Tax Cut Standoff

    12/22/2011 2:03:44 PM PST · by TBBT · 31 replies
    politics.blogs.foxnews.com ^ | 12/22/2011 | Joy Lin
    RICHMOND, Va. -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday he would tell his caucus to get "noisy" if he were trying to game out the dispute on a payroll tax cut with President Obama. Asked about the standoff by a voter, the Republican presidential candidate also called the senators "arrogant" over their refusal to negotiate. “I would have all of my members on talk radio back home demanding the senators come back. And I could say 'How can the senators arrogantly go home." Gingrich, who has previously said he doesn't know what John Boehner is going through because President...
  • Boehner Asks White House to Negotiate, but Obama Declines Invitation

    12/22/2011 10:38:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/22/11 | John Parkinson
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, phoned President Obama this morning and asked him to send members of his economic team to the Capitol to end the political stalemate and negotiate a path toward a one-year extension of the payroll tax credit. The president declined the offer. “With Sen. Reid having declined to call his members back to Washington this week to join the House in negotiating a full-year extension of the payroll tax cut, the speaker proposed that the president send members of his economic policy team up to Congress to
  • Boehner: Still 10 days to reach a deal on payroll tax break

    12/22/2011 9:01:48 AM PST · by Qbert · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 22, 2011 | Lisa Mascaro and Kathleen Hennessey
    The standoff over preserving a tax break continued as House Speaker John Boehner showed little sign of reversing course despite sustained criticism from his own party and President Obama. Boehner assembled his top negotiators for a second day at an otherwise empty Capitol, but their position is being overpowered by the risk of a looming tax hike on Jan. 1. Obama planned to showcase stories of workers who will lose $40 a paycheck later Thursday at the White House.  “We’re fighting to do the right thing,” said Boehner, who wants to launch formal negotiations with Democrats to resolve differing approaches...
  • SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER OFFERS SPEAKER BOEHNER A WAY OUT ON PAYROLL TAX CUT

    12/22/2011 9:24:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/22/2011 | Zeke Miller
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has just offered a way out for House Republicans, who are badly losing the public relations war over the payroll tax cut. He's calling on Speaker of the House John Boehner to give in and pass a bill to extend the payroll tax cut — implicitly the bill that passed the Senate by an 89-10 margin on Saturday. As a compromise, he also calls on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to appoint negotiators on a year-long extension of the payroll tax cut — which Reid has already pledged to do once the House passed...
  • Breaking: Deal near on payroll tax cut extension?

    12/22/2011 9:31:30 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 22,2011 | ED MORRISSEY
    Ed Henry of Fox News has been tweeting about the rumors: President basically told Boehner, if you pass two-month extension Democrats will move forward on talks over one-year deal … This is big morning in this story: now have the outline of a deal; if Boehner passes two-month extend, Reid appoints conferees on 1-yr deal Update: It’s being widely reported that Boehner tried to get Obama to reopen negotiations, but ended up with a refusal: “The speaker explained his concern that flaws in the Senate-passed bill will be unworkable for many small business job creators,” an aide to the Ohio...
  • Tone Deaf Republicans (Vanity)

    12/21/2011 5:50:35 PM PST · by Sudetenland · 11 replies
    The Houston Conservative ^ | 12/21/2011 | Will Malven
    How to Lose An Election by Fighting the Wrong Battle on the Democrat's Timetable "Payroll tax cut," even the title is a lie. "Retirement income funding cut" would be more accurate. I'm tired of these left-wing euphemisms and the MSM's relentless use of them in their campaign to keep Democrats in office. This battle was one which should have been won back six months ago. I don't know what it is about Republicans that every year they allow these sorts of emotionally charged paycheck issues to be postponed until Christmas time and then suddenly they decide that it's time for...
  • Obama was against short term bills (continuing resolutions) before he was for them (payroll tax cut)

    12/21/2011 11:54:50 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    12/21/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    What does this say about Obama? He was once against short term bills, like continuing resolutions on the debt ceiling, saying that they could hurt the economy, slow the recovery, etc. Now Obama is for a short term bill (2 month extension of the payroll tax cuts) saying that it needs to be passed, or the economy will be hurt, the recovery could be slowed, etc. Obama was against it before he was for it.
  • House Balks at Payroll Tax Deal

    12/21/2011 8:56:06 AM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 7 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 12/19/11 | Noman
    Christmas sparring in the nation's capitol has picked up tempo, and we can look forward to another holiday season of contention as the Statists and right-to-be-let-aloners grapple to the mat. The WSJ reports on the Republican House's refusal to approve a Democratic Senate's bill to temporarily extend a payroll tax cut until February. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) thinks that the Senate plan is dysfunctional. "How can you do tax policy for two months?" Good question. And the answer is that you can't. That such is the Democrats preferred method of addressing the economy--push matters out for a bit until...
  • Payroll tax-cut extension adds $17 a month to typical mortgage

    12/18/2011 7:05:27 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 12 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times via A.P. ^ | December 17, 2011 | Alan Fram
    WASHINGTON — Who is paying for the two-month extension of the payroll tax cut working its way through Congress? The cost is being dropped in the laps of most people who buy homes or refinance beginning next year. The typical person who buys a $200,000 home or refinances that amount starting on Jan. 1 would have to pay roughly $17 more a month for their mortgage, thanks to a fee increase included in the payroll tax cut bill that the Senate passed Saturday. The White House said the fee increases would be phased in gradually. The legislation provides a two-month...
  • The Keystone Ultimatum (Will Obama veto a tax holiday to stop a job-creating pipeline?)

    12/16/2011 9:36:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    We've largely ignored the not-so-great payroll tax debate on the assumption that it would pass in any case and won't matter much to the economy. But now things are getting interesting: If Republicans hang tough, they might even get a useful policy victory in return for giving President Obama his political fillip. Keep in mind that the payroll tax "cut" is nothing more than a tax holiday. All the political palaver is about extending it for one more year, through 2012, so Mr. Obama can claim he did something for middle-class voters before Election Day. Because it is temporary, the...
  • Keystone Blue-Collar Blues

    12/16/2011 4:29:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2011 | Larry Kudlow
    The payroll-tax-cut debate is not really about the payroll tax, which is a very weak-kneed economic stimulant and a lackluster job creator because of its temporary nature. Without permanent incentives at lower tax rates, these rebates don’t do anything for growth and jobs. Instead, the key to understanding the payroll-tax debate is to grasp Pres. Barack Obama’s leftist vision of taxing successful earners (the millionaire surtax) and his obsession with clean energy at the expense of fossil fuels. These are ideological positions. They support the Obama vision of class warfare and his attachment to radical environmentalism. And the key to...
  • Report: Democrats drop demand for new tax on millionaires in payroll tax standoff

    12/14/2011 7:31:46 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 14,2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Not so much a big win for us as a big loss for them. Democrats backed away from their demand for higher taxes on millionaires as part of legislation to extend Social Security tax cuts for most Americans on Wednesday as Congress struggled to clear critical year-end bills without triggering a partial government shutdown… Republicans minimized the significance of the move. “They’re not giving up a whole lot. The tax they wanted to implement on business owners was something that couldn’t pass the House and couldn’t pass the Senate,” McConnell said in a CNBC interview. Jettisoning the tax could also...
  • State Dept OK's Keystone Pipeline (Already approved. Obama is playing politics

    12/13/2011 12:16:51 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/26/2011 | TheAlonyaShow
    The State Department has released a statement that is favorable to the Keystone XL pipeline...
  • State Department warns that GOP plan could scuttle Keystone pipeline

    12/12/2011 3:10:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 12, 2011 | Ben Geman
    The State Department is warning Republicans that forcing a decision on the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline within two months wonÂ’t bring the project approval they're seeking. House Republicans are including a provision in payroll tax cut legislation that would require State to issue a permit for the proposed Alberta-to-Texas pipeline within 60 days, unless the president determines that itÂ’s not in the national interest. Senate GOP leaders are also pushing the Keystone provision. But a State spokesman said Monday that the 60-day time frame would leave the administration unable to issue the permit for TransCanada Corp.Â’s proposed $7...
  • Payroll Tax "Cut" Just Another Welfare State Scam

    12/05/2011 4:55:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2011 | Star Parker
    Last year a one year cut in the payroll taxes that working Americans pay to finance Social Security was enacted in the name of so-called economic “stimulus.” But, like the rest of the economic stimuli that have come from Washington over the last three years, the only thing that has been stimulated is the growing hole of national debt into which we sink deeper and deeper. But now, not without surprise, our president and his Democrat colleagues want to continue, and possibly expand, this payroll tax holiday despite its obvious failure. But wait a second. Failure is a matter of...
  • House Republicans to link pipeline, payroll tax cut

    12/02/2011 7:31:52 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-2-11 | Roberta Rampton
    Republicans in the House of Representatives said on Friday they will attach a bill designed to speed approval of the Keystone pipeline to payroll tax cut legislation House Speaker John Boehner hopes to pass this month. The move is designed to ratchet up the heat on President Barack Obama, whose administration has put the Keystone XL pipeline on hold pending a study of a new route, pushing a decision past the 2012 presidential election. When complete, the pipeline would deliver some 700,000 barrels a day of oilsands crude from the Canadian province of Alberta to refineries on the U.S. Gulf...
  • Editorial: Payroll Tax Cut Is Trap For GOP

    08/24/2011 4:23:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 24, 2011 | Staff
    Economic Policy: The Democrats' aggressive push to extend the payroll tax cut for another year has nothing to do with boosting economic growth and everything to do with class warfare politics. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) made it known this week that it plans a full-court press to extend the temporary payroll tax cut into 2012. Enacted as part of the deal last December to extend the Bush income tax cuts, it trimmed workers' Social Security tax rate to 4.2% from 6.2% this year. President Obama routinely includes the extension as part of his jobs plan because, he says, "it...
  • Obama renews call for more stimulus

    08/09/2011 8:46:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 131 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Pummeled by ghastly economic news, President Obama called Monday for more spending and extended tax cuts that he said would help stimulate the economy — but these also could deepen the deficit problems that helped the federal government earn its first-ever debt downgrade last week. The president made the proposals as world stock market indexes were tumbling, and his remarks seemed designed to help the White House regain its political footing by resetting the congressional agenda next month. Mr. Obama said he wants the 2 percent payroll-tax cut extended into next year, the creation of an infrastructure bank by Congress...