Tamara Keith Tamara Keith is a NPR White House Correspondent.

The Social Security tax rate is scheduled to revert to 6.2 percent next year, up from the temporary reduction — to 4.2 percent on an employee's first $110,000 in wages — which has been in effect since January 2011. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Payroll Tax Holiday May Not Survive Year's End

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President George W. Bush signs tax cut legislation on June 7, 2001. The cuts from this and a subsequent bill are set to expire at the end of 2012. Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama Would Pay More — Romney, A Lot More — If Bush-Era Tax Cuts End

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New Questions About Timing Of Romney's Bain Departure

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Government Filings Dispute Romney's Time At Bain

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Josh Walling and Randi Cartmill with their children, Jacqueline, Josh and Ryan. Josh Walling says his family, whose household income is below the national median, would lose a substantial amount of money if the Bush tax cuts expired. Courtesy of Randi Cartmill hide caption

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Bush Tax Cuts: The New Middle-Class Norm

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GOP To Make 31st Attempt To Repeal Obamacare Act

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June Brought 80,000 Jobs, 8.2 Percent Unemployment

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Tentative Deal On Transportation Reached

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Defense Giant Says Budget Cuts Could Mean Pink Slips

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Bipartisan Support Boosts Farm Bill Through Senate

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Senate Votes To Keep Mercury Limits On Power Plants

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Ambassador Fight Aimed At Florida's Latino Voters

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New Farm Bill Focuses On Reaping, Not Sowing

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New Primary System Shakes Up California Elections

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