guardian.co.uk — Not all taxes are created equally or seen equally. Re-raising an income tax rate is well-nigh impossible, yes, as we're now seeing. But there's reason to think the payroll tax is different. It has long been among the least unpopular of taxes, because the program is popular and because people know where the money is going. So, re-hiking it wouldn't be as hard as re-hiking an income tax rate. Not as hard. But still hard. Obama should speak, and soon, on the question of his commitment to getting this tax back up to 4.2%. And maybe this too is a chance to revisit the whole kit and kaboodle.
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