November 1, 2014

Congress Adds Payroll Tax Cut to Gov’t Credit Card

February 15, 2012
The Fiscal Times

Excerpt

But others see the evolving compromise over the payroll tax cut extension  as a bad precedent. “It seems to be yet another surrender to political convenience over fiscal responsibility,” said Robert Bixby, executive director of the anti-deficit Concord Coalition. “If you do it [add to the deficit] for that, why don’t you do it for the unemployment compensation, why don’t you do it for the doc fix? It can really start a slippery slope – which is already pretty darn slippery.”