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Five days before Christmas, on the night Congress deadlocked on payroll tax rates and unemployment benefits affecting more than 160 million Americans, the first story on World News, the flagship evening broadcast of ABC News, was about a blizzard. “Wicked weather” had people in the east “bracing for a storm that could threaten holiday travel plans for millions.”...
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House and Senate negotiators reach tentative agreement on payroll tax cut, other extensions

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 years ago)

The GOP's concession on extending the payroll tax cut for 160 million Americans apparently broke a log-jam. House and Senate negotiators had a deadline at the end of the month to extend the payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits, an... Read Post

John Boehner blasts Democrats over lack of progress on payroll tax cut ... then skips town 

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 years ago)

The payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits and the Medicare "doc fix" are all set to expire at the end of the month, meaning 160 million American workers could see their paychecks shrink, unemployed Americans could be shit out of lu... Read Post

Health Advocates Upset At Prevention Fund Cuts In Payroll Tax Deal

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (2 years ago)

Congress has passed legislation to “renew a payroll tax cut that benefits 160 million workers, as well as extending benefits to millions of unemployed Americans.” The package will also delay an impending 27 percent cut in Medicare p... Read Post


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