Kyl: GOP May Not Support Extension Of Payroll Tax Holiday | Fox News Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, said not extending the payroll tax holiday will amount to a tax increase of $1,500 for the average family. "If we don't provide the tax relief that President Obama has asked for, families are going to see an increase in taxes," said Durbin, who appeared with Kyl. "I can't believe that at a time when working families in this country are struggling paycheck to paycheck, when we need them to have the resources to buy thing in our economy, to create wealth and profitability and more jobs, that the Republican position is, they'll raise the payroll tax on working families? I think that just defies logic." The Norquist Pledge - pledge -- signed by 236 House lawmakers and 41 senators Does Grover have a problem taxing the Middle Class? Don't tax the rich. They make jobs. Only they aren't. Odd that.