A U.S. Senator from Wisconsin is confident that Congress will extend a payroll tax cut before lawmakers leave for the holiday recess.
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) says the measure is likely to pass, even though he does not support how it’s being handled.
The Oshkosh Republican says Social Security is already underfunded and extending the tax cut will not help. Although, Johnson says he’s “also not in favor of increasing taxes.”
Continuing the cut means the government will continue to pay out more in benefits that it is currently collecting, which Johnson says is not going to change until the system is reformed.
AUDIO: Sen. Ron Johnson (:18)
The Oshkosh Republican says the road to compromise will not be pretty. He remains certain though that there will be a consensus. Johnson says Congress does not want to increase taxes on Americans right now.
Rick Schuh, WHBY