Payroll Tax Cuts

Barack Obama’s 10 biggest challenges in 2012

Barack Obama’s 10 biggest challenges in 2012 >By Edward Wyckoff Williams | 12:00 AM on 01/01/2012 | President Barack Obama signs the payroll tax bill in the Oval Office December 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images) Now that 2011 has faded to black, let’s explore some of the major issues President […]

Obama strikes hopeful note in year-end address

Obama Singing

>Writing by Cynthia Johnston: Editing by Alex Dobuzinskis |Reuters |12-31-2011| – President Barack Obama, striking a hopeful note in a year-end weekly address, hailed foreign policy milestones while keeping pressure on Congress to further extend payroll tax cuts through the end of 2012. The president, on a week-long vacation in Hawaii, praised Congress for temporarily […]

Don’t Count Obama Out for Re-election Just Yet

President Obama

>By ALBERT R. HUNT | BLOOMBERG NEWS | Published: December 25, 2011 | WASHINGTON — Barack Obama probably will have to pull out a familiar card next year: the luck of the draw. In winning the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, the president defeated political heavyweights, starting with Hillary Rodham Clinton. His other triumphs were facilitated […]

John Boehner: the latest Tea Party stooge

John Boehner

Gary Younge |, Friday 23 December 2011 09.54 EST | [The world is watching with an unfavorable opinion about the Tea-party Republicans!] The Tea Party has been dictating the pace of reform in America – and the speaker has been doing their bidding on payroll tax! Before British prime minister David Cameron went into his fateful […]

Obama, Boehner lock horns in payroll tax fight

By Jason Reed / Reuters/Reuters. U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured alongside a payroll tax cut extension count …

By Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan |12-20-2011 |[Well, what happen to the Grover Norquist's pledge "Not to Raise Taxes!" ...It’s dead because it's raising taxes on the Middle-class, however, not all Middle-class are Liberals, Democrats etc.  ... I’ll give you something to think about. That's a lot of votes/voters out there...Congressional Republicans and your game […]

House GOP leaders want new payroll tax cut bill

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky leaves the floor after the Senate …

By ALAN FRAM | AP | 12-18-2011| [Oh, now we want to change our tune(s) on the deal...Yes the Payroll Tax Cuts should be extended longer - plain and simple! $170.00 is crap...extend it for a year – until after the election! What happen to the discussion about the Millionaires paying their way?] WASHINGTON (AP) […]

Shutdown likely averted as tax talks go on

John Boehner

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press |12-16-2011|We will see!   WASHINGTON – Congress appears on track to avert a government shutdown this weekend, even as President Barack Obama’s push to extend a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for another year is encountering snags. Those hiccups in finding spending cuts to pay for extending a 2 […]


The Republicans

Charles Chamberlain, Political Director |Democracy for America |[] Wed 12/14/2011 4:38 PM | Oh those crazy Republicans. They love to talk about tax cut this and tax cut that. They love to pretend that only they pass them. And they love to frame any attempt to increase revenue as a job killer. But last week, […]

Is the GOP handing Obama another term?

President Barack Obama

>By Paul Begala |December 15, 2011 |Chicago Tribune| It appears to be the case! What do you think? I think that they’re listening to the wrong person – Grover Norquist, who want taxes increased on the middle-class! Does he really think that this strategy  is going to help the GOP in the long run or is […]

Obama Pushing Senate to Hold Up Budget Bill Over Payroll Tax Cut

Dick Durbin

Published December 13, 2011 |  Associated Press | Put them to work Obama, especially the Republicans Party of No! However, this article is a Re-port from FOX News (GOP TV News), I would that this with a grain of salt! They have this tendency to tweak the news in their favor!   |   WASHINGTON […]

Democrats encouraged about Obama in 2012

President Obama

By KEN THOMAS | AP – 12/11/2011 | I think he’s much better than the alternatives that cast of GOP hopefuls running for the Presidency! What do you think? WASHINGTON (AP) — After a dreary summer marred by the fight over government borrowing, rank-and-file Democrats say they are growing more optimistic about President Barack Obama’s political […]

Hypocrisy and the Payroll Tax

Tax Cuts

>David Callahan | Policy Shop| December 6, 2011 | Hypocrisy is nothing new in politics, but it still can be jolting in its most brazen forms. Exhibit A this week is opposition to an expanded and extended payroll tax cut. There has rarely been a tax cut proposal that conservatives in Congress didn’t love — […]

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