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Trump proposes eliminating payroll tax through the end of the year

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMarch 10, 2020, 11:15 PM UTC / Updated March 11, 2020, 9:24 AM UTCBy Shannon Pettypiece, Kristen Welker and Leigh Ann CaldwellWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told lawmakers he wants a payroll tax cut that would last at least through the election to give consumer spending a jolt as the coronavirus threatens to cripple economic growth.The president told Republicans at a closed-door lunch Tuesday that he wants the payroll tax rate to drop to zero through the end of the year, according to a White House and a Senate official.Another White House official added that different timelines were discussed. Tru ...