Tag Archives: Payroll tax cuts

Obama to Cancel Hawaii Trip to Work With Congress Through Christmas?

President Barack Obama on Friday pledged an aggressive push to pass an extension to the payroll tax cut for U.S. workers, saying lawmakers must not leave for their holiday break without taking action on it. “We need to get this done. And I expect that it’s going to get done before Congress leaves. Otherwise, Congress… Read More »

Obama: Congress should work through Christmas to extend Social Security revenue cuts

President Obama announced a 17-day long vacation to Hawaii for the holidays while almost simultaneously telling Congress to keep working through the break to pass an extension of the current Social Security revenue cut. Obama has been pushing for Congress to extend the Social Security revenue cut and increase the length of time Americans can… Read More »

Payroll Tax Debate: The Truth Comes Out in the U.S. Senate

On Thursday, Dec.1st the battle to extend the payroll tax holiday and unemployment insurance benefits reached new heights in the Senate, as not only did Republicans battle Democrats, but both parties saw raging fights within their own ranks over how to pay for the extensions, along with whether the tax holiday should even be extended… Read More »