Jeff Merkley: Says allowing the payroll tax holiday to expire would end up "costing another estimated 900,000 jobs in 2012."
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Jeff Merkley says letting the payroll tax holiday expire will cost jobs
With all the intense interest on Congress during the debt ceiling debate and with all the nervous tics from people watching the near-death process, there’s little surprise that Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley’s decision to vote against the final deal drew reaction from his constituents. The debt agreement passed 74-26, of course, but Merkley was one of only six Democrats voting against a deal that prevented the United States from defaulting on its financial obligations for the first time in history.
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Posted on Aug. 19, 2011
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