Payroll Experts To Democrats: WTF, Dudes?
In a sane and rational world, news like this would mean the end to the Democrats and their political games regarding the payroll tax cut extension (via ABCNews.com):
Officials from the policy-neutral National Payroll Reporting Consortium, Inc. have expressed concern to members of Congress that the two-month payroll tax holiday passed by the Senate and supported by President Obama cannot be implemented properly.
That’s right. The nonsense Senate Democrats are trying to pull, which is allegedly being done to prove they care about the middle class, will cause massive problems for employers and by extension, employees.
Pete Isberg, president of the NPRC today wrote to the key leaders of the relevant committees of the House and Senate, telling them that “insufficient lead time” to implement the complicated change mandated by the legislation means the two-month payroll tax holiday “could create substantial problems, confusion and costs affecting a significant percentage of U.S. employers and employees.”
Game over. It’s time to do with Congressional Republicans already passed and move forward with a twelve month payroll tax extension today.
But, friends, we do not live in a sane and rational world. No, we live in a world where the President and his political party, with the help of the media, is pretending that their two month extension is great and that Republicans who are demanding a twelve month extension are the one who are being unreasonable. White House propagandist, Jesse Lee, is out STILL out there suggesting Republicans don’t really want a payroll tax cut extension at all. The White House Press Secretary has this load of crap behind him during the daily briefings:
WH seeks to up pressure by changing “Congress” to “The House” on its payroll tax cut countdown clock. twitter.com/markknoller/st…
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 19, 2011
Which means the White House is basically saying the House of Representatives is going to hurt the middle class if it doesn’t succumb to the Democrats’ wishes… which, as Jake Tapper reported, is a solution that cannot be implemented.
That’s Democrat logic for you, folks. Unreal.
UPDATE: More experts weigh in. The two month extension sucks.
“A two-month extension of the current reduced payroll tax rate,with the implicit rise in that rate in the first quarter of 2011, would exacerbate and escalate the uncertaintyabout fiscal policies that has inhibited business activity and slowed economic recovery and job creationfor the last several years,” the letter states.
And yet, White House propagandist Jesse Lee is still tweeting that the GOP, who passed a TWELVE month extension, don’t really want an extension.
Another White House propagandist, Dan Pfeiffer, is out on twitter using some GOP Senators’ ignorant comments to keep pushing for a two month extension that, again, won’t work.