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Paychecks shrink as fiscal rhetoric expands

January 8, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Americans will pay Washington more, despite rhetoric from politicians saying they shot down most tax increases on New Year’s Day, and in the aftermath of what widely was described as a flawed federal budget bill, the public should expect more federal fiscal drama in coming months. Continue Reading

Congress sends payroll tax cut bill to Obama

February 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON Congress has passed legislation renewing a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more, backing the main items on President Barack Obama’s jobs agenda in a rare burst of Washington bipartisanship.
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Congress sends payroll tax cut bill to Obama

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Congress has passed legislation renewing a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more, backing the main items on President Barack Obama’s jobs agenda in a rare burst of Washington bipartisanship. Continue Reading

Both parties’ leaders hoping to end battle over payroll tax cut as Congress gets ready to vote

February 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Congress is getting ready to vote on extending a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for people out of work the longest, a showdown that many legislators hope will finally end a standoff that has dominated Washington since the fall. Continue Reading

Both parties’ leaders hoping to end battle over payroll tax cut as Congress gets ready to vote

February 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Congress is getting ready to vote on extending a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for people out of work the longest, a showdown that many legislators hope will finally end a standoff that has dominated Washington since the fall. Continue Reading

Capitol Hill weighs GOP payroll tax gambit

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama said today he’s hopeful Congress will renew a 2-percentage-point cut in the payroll tax before it lapses at the end of the month, but said it’s important to also renew jobless benefits for millions of the long-term unemployed as well. Continue Reading

Pres. Obama calls on Congress to act to extend payroll tax cut

February 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune

President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to extend a payroll tax cut for the remainder of the year as another deadline nears for Congress to act or see taxes go up for millions of working Americans. Continue Reading

Noem among House GOP to switch on payroll tax

December 24, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., was among the House Republicans who changed their tune Friday after previously opposing the compromise deal. Continue Reading

House passes payroll tax cut for Obama’s signature

December 23, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) The House has passed a two-month renewal of payroll tax cuts for 160 million workers and unemployment benefits for millions of jobless, giving President Barack Obama a resounding victory over Republicans who control the House. Continue Reading

Payroll tax deadlock ends as House caves

December 22, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WASHINGTON (AP) House Republicans on Thursday caved to demands by President Barack Obama, congressional Democrats and fellow Republicans for a short-term renewal of payroll tax cuts for all workers. Continue Reading