GOP Targets “Double Dippers” to Pay for Highway Bill

The fate of a multi-billion dollar emergency package to avert a nationwide shutdown of highway and bridge projects this summer may hinge on the outcome of a political tug of war over how to pay for it. Senate Democrats are seeking creative ways to raise additional tax revenue without boosting rates while Republicans are pressing to reduce spending – including funds for Social Security disability payments and unemployment insurance. The Republicans’ Social Security disability and unemployment insurance proposal reflects a mounting concern about the cost of people “double dipping” in the two programs….Read More


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