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Response to WCGreen (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:38 PM

13. And that matters little to the Republicans.

The payroll tax cut was not extended, Social Security is back to being fully funded, and the Republicans will still demand "entitlement reform" because Social Security is unsustainable. It doesn't matter whether it's true or not, they will demand it and given that it has not been taken off the table with this deal that passed the Senate, I would not bet against them getting some of their desired "entitlement reform."

And the EITC was already in place last year. It's not going to "make up" for the additional amount they will have to pay in payroll taxes because it is something they had already been getting. As far as I can tell, there is nothing new and meaningful to offset the additional payroll taxes that most every low and middle class worker will now have to pay.

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