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Evaluating a Payroll Tax Cut Extension

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With President Obama expected to call tonight for an extension of the payroll tax cut, the Tax Policy Center has issued new estimates of the average benefit in 2012 for households in different income groups.  We issued a paper yesterday explaining why policymakers should extend the tax cut as part of a broader series of steps to help the economy. . . . . .