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Chris Van Hollen wants to consider another payroll tax holiday

Neither party seems particularly keen on extending the payroll tax cut for another year. But its defenders are slowly beginning to emerge on the left.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said Sunday that another extension of the payroll tax cut “needs to be part of the conversation.” He argued on C-SPAN that extending the payroll holiday for another year — preventing a hike of two percentage points — was more critical to the economy than the Bush tax cuts for the richest Americans:

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