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Monday, December 09, 2019

In his new column, “Republicans Paint Themselves Into A Tax Cut Corner,” David Cay Johnston explains how Republicans are losing the debate over extending the payroll tax cut:

Slyly encouraged by President Barack Obama, Republicans have painted themselves into a tax corner.

Who would have imagined a year ago, when Republicans rode the Tea Party’s anti-tax wave and retook the House of Representatives, that a year later Republicans would be forced to swallow a huge tax cut sponsored by Obama?

The irony is that Obama’s payroll tax cut could have been taken over by the Republicans as their issue, but they flubbed it.

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