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I forgot to add: I thought that the president’s remarks on payroll taxes represented a potentially significant shift. He said he “will work with Congress on any good-faith proposal that does not raise the payroll tax rate or harm our economy.” That last bit, about economic harm, seems to close the door a little bit on raising the payroll tax cap.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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