Tag: ‘Balanced Budget Act of 1997’

Budget Gimmicks Are Alive and Well in the Payroll Tax Cut

By :: February 21st, 2012

The other day, I criticized the unwillingness of Congress to finance the latest extension of the payroll tax cut. Since that blog, the Congressional Budget Office released its estimates of the cost of the entire mini-stimulus, including the so-called “doc fix” and changes in unemployment compensation. And the games were even worse than I feared. […]

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