Maybe I'm ahead of the curve on the news for a change: There's a fight brewing over a pending increase to the Social Security payroll tax. As part of the December 2010 tax deal, Congress passed a temporary 2% reduction in this payroll tax. It is now set to expire, and the Republicans are ready to wave goodbye to it. Democrats are ready to attack Republicans for tax cut favoritism. The talking points are being prepared, with number of households that don't pay income tax sure to be part of barrage.
Bonus analysis/historic perspective
Update 9/9/11: The House Republicans were sounding more conciliatory on this even before the jobs speech on 9/8. With a matching cut to SS taxes for small employers, I'm not sure how the Republicans can turn it down. Well, maybe they can--it all depends what else is in the package.