Progressives, for example, favor abolishing the limit on income subject to Social Security payroll tax—currently $113,700.
We recently raised taxes on the wealthy, and on every worker in America with the payroll tax hike.
In 1965, despite the precipitous decline in the worker-to-retiree ratio, Social Security paid its bills with a 2.2% payroll tax.
An example had to be made of supposed sellouts like Dewhurst, whose alleged apostasy included once supporting a payroll tax.
Republican House leaders have defeated a two-month extension of the payroll tax, throwing Capitol Hill into chaos.
The New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg agrees with Ross Douthat's proposal to end the payroll tax, and takes the idea a step further.
It is more concerned about the payroll tax cut disappearing and marginal rates rising on lower-income earners.
And Michele Bachmann established herself as being different by taking a stance against the payroll tax extension.
Obama briefly turned the tables on the Republicans over the payroll tax in late 2011.
Families with health insurance will pay no income on payroll tax -- or payroll taxes on $15,000 of their income.