Fortifying the sentiments of House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R.-Ill.) and Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R.-Tex.), the third-ranking House Republican, Majority Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.), told HUMAN EVENTS’ John Gizzi that raising the income cap on the Social Security payroll tax “is a bad idea and a tax increase.” It could be “devastating” to the economy, Blunt said. Bush, of course, has said he is “open-minded” about raising the cap.
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