payroll tax cut extension

In a rare bipartisan vote every member of the New Hampshire Congressional delegation voted to extend a payroll tax holiday for millions of average workers.

The payroll bill wasn’t released publicly until last night and many members studied it until late in the evening. 

The bill puts around one thousand dollars into the pockets of average workers.

Many Republicans didn’t like that the tax cut wasn’t paid for and comes from money that’s intended for the Social Security Trust Fund.

2013 Could Be the Economy's Breakthrough Year

Dec 8, 2011

Today, the University of New Hampshire Law School holds a public forum on our economic future.  The keynote speaker is Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody Analytics. 

The dominant issue in the Republican presidential primary is government spending.  Mark Zandi understands that concern, but in his view, the problems of Europe, home foreclosures and unemployment loom larger.

[Interview transcript forthcoming]