Functionally, isn't the Medicare payroll tax a compulsory insurance premium for a program all Americans qualify for at age 65?
We recently raised taxes on the wealthy, and on every worker in America with the payroll tax hike.
At 15.3%, the payroll tax rate represents a higher rate of tax than that paid by Mitt Romney himself.
An example had to be made of supposed sellouts like Dewhurst, whose alleged apostasy included once supporting a payroll tax.
In 1965, despite the precipitous decline in the worker-to-retiree ratio, Social Security paid its bills with a 2.2% payroll tax.
The White House is stepping up a media blitz to pressure the Republicans to extend the payroll tax cut this month.
The New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg agrees with Ross Douthat's proposal to end the payroll tax, and takes the idea a step further.
He responded by saying this would be outweighed by slicing the payroll tax.
And Michele Bachmann established herself as being different by taking a stance against the payroll tax extension.
Families with health insurance will pay no income on payroll tax -- or payroll taxes on $15,000 of their income.