Romney Says He Supports Payroll Tax Cuts

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he supports the extension of payroll tax cuts, a proposal President Barack Obama is championing.

In a Monday interview with conservative radio host Michael Medved, Romney said he wants to make sure the cuts are extended because middle-class workers are, in his words, "having a hard time."

Romney previously called the extensions "little Band-Aids," but in a recent debate he also said he wouldn't oppose the one-year provision.


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  • by Linda Location: NC on Dec 12, 2011 at 09:25 PM
    Live in New Jersey then you will know how to get tax to the max! Now my home is NC
  • by Why on Dec 9, 2011 at 06:33 AM
    Why are Liberal Democraps blocking this??? Time for them to get flushed in 2012!!!!
  • by Not to worry Location: enc on Dec 8, 2011 at 06:36 AM
    While the GOP is blocking all attempts to appoint a head of the Consumer Financail Protection Agency (while protecting the banks!), Warren, whom they rejected, is leading Scott Brown. At least the 99% will have her in Congress!
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 8, 2011 at 08:59 AM in reply to Not to worry
      Right off of the libterdial vile website thinkprogress? Its loaded with spinulusterdulus oh, dopeyulus and you just ran with it like you knew something. Wow....you can just tell the average loser Obama voter...it just shows.
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        by Earl on Dec 8, 2011 at 06:52 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Its true, and it is all over the net, learn to use your computer. The is a book..."Google for Dummies". You have a reserved copy.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 9, 2011 at 06:47 AM in reply to Earl
          Why that is the most intelligent post you have ever posted...with nothing retrieving from it. Can you say Obama Voter boys and girls? Sixth graders...just just keep posting....
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          by Anonymous on Dec 9, 2011 at 06:18 PM in reply to Earl
          Earl to Obama Snake Oil Co @9:47. THANKS DUMMY!
  • by Lee Location: NC on Dec 7, 2011 at 09:28 PM
    How come Hussein did not close as a election promise close GTMO?.
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      by To Lee on Dec 8, 2011 at 06:08 AM in reply to Lee
      Why don't you look up the answer to this question? He could not find any place to put the detainees. He was blocked continually!
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      by To Lee on Dec 8, 2011 at 06:30 AM in reply to Lee
      For the same reason that there is STILL no head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau- Republicans will not allow it! That's right-they are STILL protecting the banks and will not even approve of a head of an agency to protect US!!!
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 8, 2011 at 11:25 AM in reply to To Lee
        Can you send money yourself for this new organization, we are 15 trillion in debt and cannot afford it nor want it, thank you. President Obama's pick to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been blocked from a confirmation vote in the Senate with only one Republican, Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts voting in favor of moving the nomination forward. Former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray is second nominee the administration has sent to the Senate. Both he and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren who oversaw creation of the bureau, failed to get approval of a filibuster-proof majority needed to move forward on an up-or-down vote.
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          by Anonymous on Dec 9, 2011 at 06:14 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Yep, The Republicans blocked it, just like Snake Oil said.
  • by Just Facts on Dec 7, 2011 at 01:39 AM
    Corporate America is sitting right on top of the solution to the nation's employment crisis, according to a new report from a group of University of Massachusetts economists. If America's largest banks and non-financial companies would just loosen their death-grip on a chunk of the $3.6 trillion in cash they're "hoarding" and move it into productive investments instead, the report estimates that about 19 million jobs would be created in the next three years, lowering the unemployment rate to under 5 percent.
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 7, 2011 at 05:04 AM in reply to Just Facts
      This just in from the Tea Party, wrong, spin and liberal missinformation. Poll them again to see if pot should be legal....sure it is.
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        by To Snake on Dec 7, 2011 at 08:56 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Strange you should mention pot-Paul wants to make all drugs legal!
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 7, 2011 at 09:58 AM in reply to To Snake
          And where is Paul in the primaries?
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 7, 2011 at 03:46 PM in reply to Just Facts
      If the story is was true...I wouldn't touch it until the libterds are moved away from spending it faster than the country can take in...you gettin it? Sounds like little girl with her first credit card up until the payment is due....sounds good at first till you overspend your credit limit and get a note you been turned into collections. Yeah, we see what a fine job Pelosi And Reid did....it was your money too fools.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 7, 2011 at 12:37 AM
    Simple Wolfbreath, just get off your high horse and agree to raise taxes on the wealthy instead of the middle-class. The income of the wealthy has increased 250 percent compared to 6 percent for the middle-class. I am going out on a limb here and guessing they can afford it a little more the me and you can......unless you are a millionaire!
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      by Lucas on Dec 7, 2011 at 05:06 AM in reply to
      Those bad rich people I bet you wish you were one of them. The middle class can use tax deductions also. Hire a good tax accountant I did. Saves me tons of money is taxes every year.
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        by Anonymous on Dec 7, 2011 at 12:25 PM in reply to Lucas
        So you're admitting that you're not paying your fair share, good job. You're just like the rich people then.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 7, 2011 at 03:49 PM in reply to
          Sounds like you are one of those not even listing taxes and taking it under the table. We all know its the typical DNC way, ask Warren Buffet to pay his billion from 2002 taxes on forward. Yeah, he said he will pay more...he just doesn't seem to pay them at all.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Dec 6, 2011 at 06:49 PM
    From a Obama Zombie? Romney Says He Supports Payroll Tax Cuts. What? Obama Zombie " I want more taxes taking from my pay check! So I can by less food for my family. Obama needs my money. Tax me more please! " Thank's Obama everything cost me more today in 2011 then in 2000 - 2008 We have Hope N Changes inflation because your dollar is worth less then it was 2008
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      by Anonymous on Dec 7, 2011 at 05:51 AM in reply to Wolfgang
      You do understand that for about ever middle-class family the paryroll tax-cuts would give them more money each year, don't you?
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        by To anonymous on Dec 7, 2011 at 08:57 AM in reply to
        Wolfgang is a Republican-he does NOT CARE!
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 7, 2011 at 10:01 AM in reply to To anonymous
          He doesn't need to care either way, cause no matter how vile you post against him, how nasty you get and whatever you accuse him of, Its still "Anybody But Obama" is the resultant. Gallop says so and Rasmussen says so. Pound sand, kick trees and scream loudly, at the end of the day, it won't matter.
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          by Anonymous on Dec 7, 2011 at 12:27 PM in reply to To anonymous
          This isn't about the election, it's about the hypocricy of the entire Republican platform and the morons who are too stupid to understand it, OSOC. Really, go back to third grade and take a lesson on logical fallacies then come back and you can speak with adults.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 7, 2011 at 03:59 PM in reply to To anonymous
          Anonymous on Dec 7, 2011 at 03:27 PM, reality for you. Take a seat son, papa is talking; Obama is overwith, gone in 2012 and thats the way its going to be regardless of you childish rant. You lost NC in 2010 for a reason and you whined about it. Then the GOP took over the state and balanced the budget son with a surplus. Now the country needs real patriots to do the same in DC and its not DNC as part of the solution, they are the problem. You owe 15 trillion dollars now as Obama sold out your house, your land and their future to the Chinese and other countries and for what? Can you tell us how you are so much better off then when Bush was in office? Can you fathom spending more money than all the presidents combined in the history of this nation in just two years? Do you have a Lamborgini, 2 million dollar house on the water, six figure job? Do you kids have free college and medical care for the rest of their lives? NO, and neither do you. It was a reward program for liberal friends and you were not part of that party. So don't even bother to post again....you have not idea what you are doing, you failed as a citizen and should defect to China right away. Geeez...I have never read such libterdial nonsense on WITN in all my years...a name calling spree....
  • by Anonymous on Dec 6, 2011 at 06:20 PM
    For years we have been listening to them say that social security is going to run out of money. Well, Obama has made sure of that now. The payroll tax cut was a mistake. At some point in the future they will have to actually raise the payroll tax rate to more than what it was before the cut just to make up for what they have lost this past year.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 6, 2011 at 06:15 PM
    They never should have cut payroll taxes. Now people are used to the extra money. To take it away now would impose a hard ship. They should should reinstate the tax over a four year period so it is not such a big hit to people all at once. If they don't then sometime in the future they will actually have to raise the social security tax to make up for what they are losing now.
  • by Majority of Americans support Obama on Dec 6, 2011 at 04:26 PM
    * A November 20 CNN/ORC poll found 67 percent of people support increased taxes on business and higher-income Americans. * A November 20 United Technologies/National Journal poll found 55 percent of people favoring a limitation on itemized deductions for those making more than $250,000, and 53 percent favor allowing the Bush taxes to expire for this group. * A November 10 McClatchy/Maris poll found 67 percent of people supporting increased taxes on higher-income Americans. * A November 5 NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that 60 percent of people agree that the economic structure is out of balance and favors a small proportion of the rich over the rest of the country, and that the government should not provide tax breaks for such people.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 7, 2011 at 10:04 AM in reply to Majority of Americans support Obama
      Well, this is the poll that counts, all the others missed Obama winning and both houses going to democrats. This poll was right on the money; A generic Republican candidate now holds an eight-point advantage over President Obama in a hypothetical Election 2012 matchup for the week ending Sunday, December 4. This is the largest gap measured between the two since early September. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds the generic Republican earning 49% support to Obama's 41%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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