by Datechguy | December 21st, 2011
If you want to know why Jake Tapper will never get invited for coffee like Ezra (journo-list) Klein and company by the white house operation. It’s because of stories like this:
Officials from the policy-neutral National Payroll Reporting Consortium, Inc. have expressed concern to members of Congress that the two-month payroll tax holiday passed by the Senate and supported by President Obama cannot be implemented properly.
Pete Isberg, president of the NPRC today wrote to the key leaders of the relevant committees of the House and Senate, telling them that “insufficient lead time” to implement the complicated change mandated by the legislation means the two-month payroll tax holiday “could create substantial problems, confusion and costs affecting a significant percentage of U.S. employers and employees.”
The Lonely conservative links the story saying
I guess this is the sort of thing that happens when we elect a bunch of know-it-alls who know nothing about how business is run in America.
By an odd coincidence I was speaking to a financial expert this week who had the very same opinion both on the bill and the people is running the government.
That’s not the only group that says two months is too short. The National Association of Wholesale-Distributors wrote to Congress today to second the conclusions of the NPRC, so in case there was any lingering doubt about how tonight’s House vote will go, this should eliminate it. The only mystery now is how partisan the roll will be. Will House Democrats stick with Reid by endorsing a policy that would cause chaos to payrolls across the country or will they bail too,
They won’t bail, first of all their voters won’t see this story. MSNBC has been busy banging the drum on the issue for the white house so they won’t touch it and the Journo-list crowd from above is certainly not going near it.
None of this is about what actually works, it’s about creating a narrative for re-election.
BTW I purposely held off posting this yesterday to see if MSNBC or Morning Joe or someone on MSNBC might go there. Talking about believing in Santa.