What is it about the "payroll tax cut" that commenters/writers don't seem to understand? This "cut" in the amount of money taken from one's paycheck should never have been instituted by Congress and the prez. The FICA tax should never have been used in the first place, thus affecting the Social Security "lock box". It was just an easier administrative tool to provide some tax relief. Now, everyone is upset that a "temporary" tax cut has actually been ended and was temporary. Dependency on a temporary cut to survive, created a false sense of security, thus I could buy steak instead of hamburger?