Skip to comments.SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER OFFERS SPEAKER BOEHNER A WAY OUT ON PAYROLL TAX CUT
Posted on 12/22/2011 9:24:30 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has just offered a way out for House Republicans, who are badly losing the public relations war over the payroll tax cut. He's calling on Speaker of the House John Boehner to give in and pass a bill to extend the payroll tax cut implicitly the bill that passed the Senate by an 89-10 margin on Saturday.
As a compromise, he also calls on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to appoint negotiators on a year-long extension of the payroll tax cut which Reid has already pledged to do once the House passed a short-term extension.
This is the first time McConnell has publicly broken with Boehner on the issue and is a reflection of growing discontent among Senate Republicans, that Boehner's opposition was undermining the GOP.
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Oh yes, because we saw how well NEGOTIATIONS went in the Stupid Committee... uh *Super* Committee.
GREAT idea, Mitch!
Once again the Republicans are made to look like fools by the Democrats which continues to show who is most cunning, media-supported of course, in D.C.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has just offered a way for Boehner to cut his own throat.
The weaker Boehner is, the more influence McConnell has over the House. McConnell can work with a Dem-RINO bloc of votes.
Right, Mitch. Let’s get those mortgage fees put permanently into law in return for Harry Reid’s promises.
Where do we find these leaders?? Dole, Lott, Frist, McConnell. Not a dimes worth of difference between them.
No wonder they hate Newt, who called Dole the tax collector for the welfare state.
Well, someone better help Boehner out, because by himself he’s even less competent than Obama. Thanks to the inability of Boehner and Cantor to control their members, the Republicans have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
OK before you argue the point, think back and tell me - just when has even ONE of Boehner’s great strategeries ever worked out?
They’re going to give Obama credit for cutting taxes and risk losing the House, is what they’re going to do....
A way out? Boehner doesn’t need a way out. He made the right call. Perhaps it’s the Senate Republicans that voted along with Harry Reid who are in need of a ‘way out’.
Total capitulation is a ‘way out’? Hey, Mitch. I’ve got a ‘way out’ for you. You and your Democrat friends drag your sorry asses back to Washington and do your damn job.
Honestly I dont think the liberals are all that cunning. Their ‘great savior’ is a media that will lie and run cover for them. If not for the media we’d see just how grossly incompetent and goofy they really are. Perhaps theres a day coming when they’ll be laid bare for all to see?
What is the over/under on Boehner caving?
” - - - He’s calling on Speaker of the House John Boehner to give in - - - “
Way to snatch defeat from the jaws of Victory, Son-of-a-Mitch McConnell!!!!!!!!
Your stupid cave-in to “Bottleneck” Reid insures that small businesses will have to calculate 2/3 of a payroll tax check since payroll taxes are paid on a quarterly basis, and no Government forms now exist for that type of payment.
In other words, “Bottleneck” Reid outsmarted you AGAIN by getting you to agree to the most expensive, and most unworkable “deal” possible, and then conning you into accusing Boehner of a financial mess that you helped create.
Do you Mitch, even recognize that you are so gullible, that you need to get out of politics NOW, and get a real job? Maybe selling used cars?
Because you have now joined Senator Reid’s Socialist-Democrat Party, do you feel proud of the fact that you have sabotaged your former Republicans in the House of Representatives? From now on we should refer to you as “Turncoat” Mitch McConnell, the senator from Tennessee who can always be counted on to betray his fellow Republicans.
Since you, Mitch, refuse to accept responsibility for your destructive actions, it would be best if you would immediately resign as Minority Leader of the US Senate.
BTW, when you call upon a Republican to give in, we see you for the Socialist-Democrat coward that you really are.
“Heads you win, tails I lose” McConnell is my hero....not!
What is to negotiate...it is one year or bust. Don’t give in. Negotiations, my ass, this will be the same ole ole. Kind of like negotiating with the NORKS.
“...House Republicans, who are badly losing the public relations war..”
Seems like the Pubbies are always loosing the PR war.
Dems control the media, almost totally.
Can someone explain to me why they only want to give the tax extension for 2 years? Are these Republicans feeling this way too??
Can someone explain to me why they only want to give the tax extension for 2 MONTHS? Are these Republicans feeling this way too??
VOTE THEM ALL OUT in 2012 starting at the White House...let the New Year begin with Americans coming on strong at both Houses of Congress.
RE: Can someone explain to me why they only want to give the tax extension for 2 MONTHS?
They want to get out of DC, so theyre passing a short term bill hoping to modify to something more long term it after they return from the Holidays.
Thats how I see it.
Why theyre not doing the long term bill now? Because its too the back and forth debates will take too long.
Back and forth debates about what? It’s a simple, yes or no decision??? What am I missing? Are they trying to tie pork to it?
It was fraud from the get go. Paying SS is not a tax.
Not paying the 2% cut depletes the account, and cheats those who have paid over the years. People who have jobs and the ability pay SS are not our problem. Check with SS and you can see exactly how much you put in and are owed.
Our problem is those who don't have jobs and can't pay into the SS fund, and the bloated government that is bankrupting and corrupting us.
He’s going to cave, and he has to cave.
The average mouth breather out there doesn’t understand that a two month extension is essentially impossible for either business or government to implement. They don’t and they won’t.
However, they do understand their taxes going up $1K per year next year, and old people understand not getting access to a doctor.
I know Boehner is caught between his Tea Party constituent in the House and political reality. Boehner’s right, his Tea Party members are right, and if they hold out on principle here, they’ll be dead right.
It’s ‘Cake for Breakfast’ time here in the USA. We don’t care about the consequences anymore. As long as the boomers get their benefits, nobody, appparently is going to get hurt.
I remember a time when we were told social security would not be around when we retire so for retirement to start investing in the 401K Plan. So we paid our FICA (social security) even though we knew it would not be around when we retired and invested in the 401K.
The majority of our young men just out of High School went to Viet Nam because our Government said so. Those that did survive, came home to no parades but to be spit upon and called baby killers while those few with rich parents went to college, protested, did drugs and had sex with every Tom, Dick & Henrietta.
Some of us married, raised families while others went to work right after graduating High School. Why? Because we had the sole responsibility to support ourselves. There were even some of us that held a full time job while going to college while some went with their GI Bill which they earned and deserved by serving our country while called upon. They went strictly to get an education and not to party.
I am a baby boomer that has paid in to FICA (Social Security) for over 45 years and still paying but yet I am selfish. I also paid into a 401K which I see being shrunk and the Government threatening to take over. Meanwhile, there are those that never paid into Social Security but are getting benefits but I never hear a beep or complaint about them but only the selfish baby boomers. Chances are if Obamacare goes into effect, you will not have to worry about us selfish boomers getting our so called "benefits".
Any way, what do I know, I'm just just a selfish baby boomer.......
Sorry, everyone knew the math didn’t work, and yet did not take responsibility to fix the system while there was still a chance in hell of fixing it.
The reason why the boomers are completely responsible for this is because they knew it was coming and did nothing about it.
Worse, they knew it was coming, and stuck the check with their grandkids, knowing they couldn’t pay either.
Now we are at the point where not only can we not pay, but we are now at the point of asking ourselves whether we should.
“We had a deal!” isn’t a defense, since the deal was made among the wolves, while the lambs were out playing in the yard well before they attained voting age.
I make deals with myself all the time. Usually its about losing weight, or something of that caliber.
I don’t make deals with myself that my kids are going to have to clean up after.
So, there it is. Boomers stuck it to their kids and really didn’t care. Now they are at the point where ‘We had a deal!’ is their defense.
No contract is valid when one party to it can’t legally enter into it. Congress - 50 years of them - signed their kids names to the contract and expect them to honor it.
Don’t be surprised when the day comes where they all realize that’s precisely the case.
To be more precise, this is mostly the fault of liberals buying votes to hold power in congress lo these many years. They simply figured out how to twist a representative democracy into mob rule - two wolves and a sheep deciding what’s for dinner.
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