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Payroll tax break: Extension proposals from both parties fail in Senate

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/02/2011

Lori Montgomery and Felicia Sonmez

The Senate late Thursday rejected competing partisan visions for extending a temporary tax break that benefits virtually every American worker, clearing the way for more serious negotiations over how to cover the cost of the tax cut.

All but a handful of Democrats voted in favor of their party's proposal, but in a surprising turn, more Republicans voted against the GOP plan than in favor of it. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)predicted this week that a majority of his conference would vote for the party's plan to extend the payroll tax cut.

The vote suggests that rank-and-file Republicans remain divided on the merits of keeping the tax cut, leaving their party vulnerable to criticism from Democrats that they would raise taxes on the middle class as Americans are struggling economically.

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"Payroll tax break: Extension proposals from both parties fail in Senate", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2011. Consulté le 27/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/payroll-tax-break-extension-proposals-from-both-parties-fail-in-senate