Why did Pelosi support Obama’s payroll tax cut but opposes Trump’s?
- dakotaviperLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
Because Obama the Great wanted one which only benefited a select few. Trump's will and has benefited everyone.
- Anonymous2 months ago
because like everything of Trump's, it's got a hidden agenda and a raw deal for the American people
- Felonious MonkeyLv 72 months ago
The payroll tax cut under Obama was drafted and approved by a bipartisan Congress. Trump is deferring payroll taxes via Executive Order. Deferment means those taxes must eventually be paid back, but Trump has suggested permanently forgiving the deferment and making the cuts permanent if reelected.
The problem with his plan is that payroll taxes fund Social Security and Medicare, and without those programs tens of millions of seniors will lose their healthcare and their monthly income. Plus, the president doesn't have the power to cut taxes via executive order (or to defer them, or to forgive them, or to eliminate them). That power belongs solely to Congress.
- SummertimeLv 72 months ago
You are listening to the wrong folks.