Year-End Wrap Up

Two headlines in Politico this morning tell the story on tax policy for the remainder of the year: “Tax Cut Boils Down to Who Pays” and “K Street Mounts Last-Ditch Blitz for Tax Breaks.”

The first headline refers to the pending expiration of the payroll tax holiday. The Administration, Congressional Democrats, and some portion of the Republican conference support extending the payroll deduction through the upcoming year. As Politico reports:

It’s all but a foregone conclusion that President Barack Obama will win on the payroll tax-cut extension - on politics, policy or both - but Congress still has two weeks to

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