In today's NY Times, Bruce Bartlett, an economist who has held senior policy roles in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations and served on the staffs of Representatives Jack Kemp and Ron Paul, defended Republicans opposed to extending the payroll tax cut that helps working people.
Here's Bartlett's second argument against extending the payroll tax cut:
The payroll tax cut helps many workers who have no need for it and will only pocket the tax savings.
How many people who agree with this line of reasoning will still agree when it is applied to extending the Bush tax cuts do you think?
The Bush tax cuts help many wealthy people who have no need for it and will only pocket the tax savings.
Close to zero I bet.