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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Response to Jack on Payroll Tax Cut

Jack has been asking us conservatives on this blog why, because Republicans believe in tax cutting, don’t they support the extension of the cut in payroll taxes. I finally found an answer. In the current National Review there is the following explanation: “Democrats now want to extend that tax cut. Republicans are uninterested. They say that temporary tax cuts do not improve long-term incentives to work, save, and invest, and that cutting the payroll tax will either endanger the financing of Social Security and Medicare or force those programs to rely on general revenue rather than the dedicated payroll tax.” P. 10.


Jack said...

Follow-up questions:

1) The Bush-era tax cuts were temporary, yet R's fought to extend those. Why the sudden change of heart? Cash in-hand is cash in-hand.

2) Why not remove the "temporary" status? Why not make the 4.2% permanent? After vehemently opposing any tax hike, why are the R's pushing for a tax hike?

3) Why would the tea party push to save Social Security and Medicare? Why rail against Socialism and lob accusations of "Socialist!" left and right, then fight to save Socialistic policies?

But the funniest part about all this is that the same exact arguments used by the D's when opposing Bush-era tax cut extensions are now being used by the R's to oppose the payroll tax cut extension. Freaky.

Jack said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand no response. Well, the sudden turn-around of A Watauga Conservative collective thought can probably be explained by this.

Sarkazein said...

Jack- It's the spending stupid. As Carvel should say.

These are just distractions so the bureaucrats can continue with their $10 muffins and $600,000 party planners.

In case you just recently started getting paychecks in the USA, many of us have had Social Security and Medicare taken at gunpoint for decades. My money.

Jack said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand no intelligent response.

guy faulkes said...

The Bunny Boy does indeed have not intelligent response.

Sarkazein said...

I am waiting for Jack to write that the Stock Market, to day, is higher than it was 50 years ago.

Blogger said...

In spite of the Republicans' legitimate reasons for not wanting the payroll tax, Chuck Schumer this morning was right back at it trying to make political points. He was using Jack's mantra or vice versus that it is incredible that Republicans are against this tax.