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P.L. 112-96, The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012

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H.R. 3630 would provide incentives for the creation of jobs.

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Latest Major Action: 12/17/2011: Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.

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    Saves: $641.16 per
    and increases their $162,301.27 share of the national debt by $997.53.
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Carla Logan

December 15, 2011, 1:08am (report abuse)

Pass this bill, H.R. 3630 the middle and lower income population deserve it. We have been cheated from the industries profits and paying more federal taxes than anyone else.

@Carla Logan

December 20, 2011, 1:47am (report abuse)

OH BULL$HIT!

Dau Bac Vu

December 28, 2011, 8:19am (report abuse)

Please vote for this bill and others.

Dau Bac Vu

Booradley

January 9, 2012, 4:41pm (report abuse)

The sooner the federal government gets out of being an employment service for everyone, the sooner our economy will get back on track. Vote NO!

Maique

January 9, 2012, 5:54pm (report abuse)

We can expect yet another round of bickerfest over this bill, OR go for a 2/3 solution and get on with our individual and national lives. 2/3 solution? Yes. Adjust the bill to make it (oh manna from heaven) 'revenue neutral'. The gross results numbers ($1100 savings per family in exchange for $390 increase in debt per family) imply that reducing the per family benefit to $710 should reduce the associated debt increase to $0.00 Ta-daaa! Everyone gets something for nothing!!! Behold the 'magic' of primary school arithmetic in combination with common sense. Cynical Prediction: The 2/3 solution will never see the light of day, let alone be adopted - too simple and logical, and absolutely no 'fun' for the 'thumb-in-your-eye' pols on Capitol Hill.

Maique

January 9, 2012, 5:55pm (report abuse)

We can expect yet another round of bickerfest over this bill, OR go for a 2/3 solution and get on with our individual and national lives. 2/3 solution? Yes. Adjust the bill to make it (oh manna from heaven) 'revenue neutral'. The gross results numbers ($1100 savings per family in exchange for $390 increase in debt per family) imply that reducing the per family benefit to $710 should reduce the associated debt increase to $0.00 Ta-daaa! Everyone gets something for nothing!!! Behold the 'magic' of primary school arithmetic in combination with common sense. Cynical Prediction: The 2/3 solution will never see the light of day, let alone be adopted - too simple and logical, and absolutely no 'fun' for the 'thumb-in-your-eye' pols on Capitol Hill.

Austin J

January 10, 2012, 3:02am (report abuse)

This bill is full of pork barrel spending. It gives more regulations to FEMA and the EPA. This is anything but middle class tax relief and job creation.

Vote No.

Lanie

January 13, 2012, 1:24am (report abuse)

Vote NO on this bill as it is only a ploy to gain votes for the Democrats while adding more debt to the nation now and in the future.

Virginia Ann

February 13, 2012, 4:56pm (report abuse)

Please give some relief to the tax payer instead of feathering your salaries.

LetsBeRealistic

February 14, 2012, 4:42pm (report abuse)

This payroll tax "holiday" is nothing more than a vote buyer to get votes from those poor slobs who cannot think for themselves. It does nothing for the economy and only increases American's debt.

LetsBeHonest

February 17, 2012, 6:19pm (report abuse)

For as un-constitutional social security is, this bill steals from it. Our law makers are laughing at our expense. Kick the bums out!

Mel Wolf

February 21, 2012, 5:15pm (report abuse)

what are the 'job creation" provisions or benefits to seniors?

Phillip D Bradley

September 28, 2012, 6:17pm (report abuse)

As of 09/28/2012, I've now applied for 200 jobs this year. I've applied for dishwasher, float driver, Ripley's, even as a customer service rep for the Workforce of Central Florida. I've been in customer service since I started working at age 15. I've tried as auto parts counterman and driver, having 24 years experience. I've worked for 35 years paying my taxes, but I don't think I've deserved it, being unemployed for over a year now. I recently earned my Associates of Science in Computers. I have been passed over as I don't have years of experience. Of course how can I get experience if I can't get hired. Now Iā€™m just observing that my search seems a little prejudice, not true at all, because I'm over age 50. The search continues and I won't give up until I find the opportunity that I guess I might deserve. Thank God for such a "Great Nation," and peoples support here in the U.S. where I can still have a little pride and dignity in my quest for a better tomorrow. Anybody Hiring?

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