See how smart they are? They screw the country by pulling a fast one on a distracted public, finagling an utterly moronic 2 month tax 'holiday' that explodes their 'guardians-of-social security' posturing (not that they admit it) for transparently partisan gain at the explicit expense of the national interest, and pull on a 'tax-cutter' costume for 2012.
"This is a $121 billion annual drain on the Treasury that makes a mockery of the Democrats’ reverence for the Social Security trust fund and its inviolability. Obama’s OMB director took Social Security completely off the table in debt-reduction talks under the pretense that Social Security is self-financing. This is pure fiction, because the Treasury supplies whatever shortfalls Social Security faces. But now, with the payroll tax holiday, the administration openly demonstrates bad faith — conceding with its actions that the payroll tax is, after all, interchangeable with other revenue and never actually sequestered to ensure future payments to retirees."