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Democratic Sen. Harkin Lambastes Obama Over Payroll Tax Cut Deal

Friday, 17 Feb 2012 01:55 PM

By Dan Weil

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Republican congressmen who opposed the payroll tax cut extension passed by Congress Friday have received most of the media attention. But some Democrats opposed it, too. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, is one of them, and he had harsh words for Obama on the Senate floor Thursday, The Hill reports.

Specifically, Harkin is upset about the $100 billion that the payroll tax cut extension will take from the Social Security trust fund.

“I never thought I would have to see the day when a Democratic president of the United States and a Democratic vice president would agree to put Social Security in this kind of jeopardy," he said. "Never did I ever imagine a Democratic president would be the beginning of the unraveling of Social Security.”

Harkin said he believes workers will become addicted to the payroll tax cut, which began in 2009.


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