The payroll tax cut is a double loser

By Tom Quiner

Liberal instincts seem to be consistently wrong when it comes to creating jobs.

Republicans have an uncanny ability to be suckered into supporting ill-conceived “job-creating” legislation. The payroll tax cut extension is a tour de force of bad economic policy.

The premise of the president and his party is that “putting money in people’s pockets” will stimulate the economy and create jobs.

So did the cut in the payroll tax last year result in economic growth and job creation? No, just the opposite. Why in the world would we double-down on an ineffective policy, especially when it accelerates the fiscal unsoundness of Social Security and Medicare?

And then we have to go through all the political wrangling again in just two months to renew this dog.

As much as I like tax cuts, this is the wrong way to cut taxes.

1 Comment

  1. maxine Bechtel on December 28, 2011 at 7:28 am

    RIGHT ON, TOM! I cringe when I think of how many mind-numbed robots have been roped into the Liberal spin on this issue! The “obama-ites” are laughing behind their hands in stealing the conservatives’ favoring of tax cuts, which in this case, is actually NOTHING but a cut to Social Security funding!!!