Obama signs payroll tax cut extension
December 23rd, 2011
01:21 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama signs payroll tax cut extension

(CNN) - President Barack Obama signed a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut Friday, according to a senior administration official.

Filed under: Taxes • White House
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  1. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Thank you Obama. I will take this 2% and direct it to the Romney campaign fund. It is the BEST investment I can make with this money. Keep giving me more so I can accelerate your permanent departure to the golf course you love so much.

    December 23, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    There's gonna be lots of drinkin' and cryin' at the Orangeman's house this holiday!

    December 23, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Thank you for standing firm and fighting for average Americans.Thank you for being our voice in a room where everyone is out to enrich themselves at our expense.
    Go to your family and have the merriest of Christmas. I know you can't unplug, but please unwind, and refresh, the battle is not over but you've got us behind you.

    December 23, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  4. diridi

    Great job, my vote for you...Obama2012.

    December 23, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Greg wrote:

    Saying the GOP is corporate fat cats, bent on dominating the workers is no more accurate than saying Democrats are socialist authoritarians bent on making us all dependent on big brother.
    It does have to said. Often and loudly. The facts speak for themselves.

    Middle class incomes and wages began to flatline during the Reagan administration introduced us to "trickle down" tax policies. Incomes and wages of the CEOs and top executives have risen from 30 times of the average worker to 300 times the average worker, and that's before performance bonuses. Republicans across the country launched a war against the middle class and unions for public employees. The facts speak for themselves.

    December 23, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  6. Gurgi

    The house should not have knuckled under. All those jobs for the pipeline lost or delayed. Thank you Obam and Dem obstructionists.

    December 23, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    All those pipeline jobs? What a bunch of crap. 6500 temporary pipeline jobs versus several hundred thousand in the jobs act that the republicans refused to support. I guess if your party is responsible for losing 8 million jobs in the Bush debacle, 6500 temporary jobs, or any job creation by republicans, would be a big deal.

    December 23, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  8. macrasta

    great Job Mr Pesident

    December 23, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  9. SecedingfromTexas

    Wire Palladin S.F. is right, unfortunately some would prefer to believe Faux News and not Russ Girling, CEO of
    Transcanada, owners of the Keystone Pipeline project.

    December 23, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  10. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    "All those jobs for the pipeline lost or delayed."

    Dude, you need to turn off Fakes News and lose your BS talking points propaganda. The entire project involves about 5-7 thousand jobs lasting one year. In the meantime, two or three Keystone investors are suing to get out of the deal because of the likelihood of pipeline overcapacity, meaning the project may be a financial failure (which would also mean no way to cover environmental costs in case of a disaster, which will be made more likely due to reduced maintenance when revenues don't come in as expected). So there you have it: a whole bunch of confirmed facts that lead to one conclusion. This is project is more corporate welfare/pork for the hidden elites who care nothing about the environment or the rest of us. Including you.

    December 23, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |