Thursday, September 8, 2011

One of the Presidents proposals: Continue the Payroll Tax Cut---nice graphic here showing what that might mean to YOU!

Go here for my explanation of the payroll taxes (Social Security and Medicare) YOU pay on your wages. Currently you enjoy a 2-percentage point temporary cut in the Social Security tax, normally 6.2%.  The President has proposed this cut continue for at least another year. As a result, you get an additional $2.00 for every $100.00 you earn.

The graphic below shows how much in additional taxes wage earners would pay if the tax cut is not extended. This appears to be a dubious tax cut. If you divide the number to the right by 12 months, then by 4.3 weeks in a month, the amount is relatively small.

 At most this acts as a stabilizer ("saves/maintains jobs") and is not stimulative.  We shall see.
Source: Jared Bernstein
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