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SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER OFFERS SPEAKER BOEHNER A WAY OUT ON PAYROLL TAX CUT
Business Insider ^ | 12/22/2011 | Zeke Miller

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: boehner; payrolltax; payrolltaxcut; republicans; senate; spendingbill; xmasspendingbill

1 posted on 12/22/2011 9:24:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh yes, because we saw how well NEGOTIATIONS went in the Stupid Committee... uh *Super* Committee.

GREAT idea, Mitch!


2 posted on 12/22/2011 9:26:48 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


3 posted on 12/22/2011 9:28:30 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: SeekAndFind
It would have been nice for McConnell to give Boehner the out before putting him in a corner.
4 posted on 12/22/2011 9:29:12 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


5 posted on 12/22/2011 9:29:51 AM PST by mrsmith (Start electing a 'Tea Party' Majority Leader in 2012 now!)
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To: bolobaby
Mitch McConnell's statement:

“The House and Senate have both passed bipartisan bills to require the President to quickly make a decision on whether to support thousands of U.S. manufacturing jobs through the Keystone XL pipeline, and to extend unemployment insurance, the temporary payroll tax cut and seniors’ access to medical care. There is no reason why Congress and the President cannot accomplish all of these things before the end of the year. House Republicans sensibly want greater certainty about the duration of these provisions, while Senate Democrats want more time to negotiate the terms. These goals are not mutually exclusive. We can and should do both. Working Americans have suffered enough from the President’s failed economic policies and shouldn’t face the uncertainty of a New Year’s Day tax hike. Leader Reid should appoint conferees on the long-term bill and the House should pass an extension that locks in the thousands of Keystone XL pipeline jobs, prevents any disruption in the payroll tax holiday or other expiring provisions, and allows Congress to work on a solution for the longer extensions.
6 posted on 12/22/2011 9:29:57 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


7 posted on 12/22/2011 9:30:31 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: SeekAndFind

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.

Again.

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....


8 posted on 12/22/2011 9:33:59 AM PST by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind

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’.


9 posted on 12/22/2011 9:42:42 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


10 posted on 12/22/2011 9:47:21 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (Perry's idea of border control: Use both hands to welcome the illegals right in.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

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?


11 posted on 12/22/2011 10:04:26 AM PST by 556x45
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To: SeekAndFind

What is the over/under on Boehner caving?


12 posted on 12/22/2011 10:18:53 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: SeekAndFind

” - - - 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.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/senate-republican-leader-calls-on-boehner-to-give-in-on-payroll-tax-2011-12#ixzz1hHnSUOMC


13 posted on 12/22/2011 10:25:06 AM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: SeekAndFind

“Heads you win, tails I lose” McConnell is my hero....not!


14 posted on 12/22/2011 10:28:27 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


15 posted on 12/22/2011 10:41:13 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: SeekAndFind

“...House Republicans, who are badly losing the public relations war..”

Seems like the Pubbies are always loosing the PR war.


16 posted on 12/22/2011 10:41:13 AM PST by duckman (Herman 2012 was Zero's worst night mare.)
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To: duckman
"Seems like the Pubbies are always loosing the PR war."

Dems control the media, almost totally.

17 posted on 12/22/2011 10:56:03 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can someone explain to me why they only want to give the tax extension for 2 years? Are these Republicans feeling this way too??


18 posted on 12/22/2011 11:11:27 AM PST by Fawn (NEWT FOR PRESIDENT 2012~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & MERRY CHRISTMAS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can someone explain to me why they only want to give the tax extension for 2 MONTHS? Are these Republicans feeling this way too??


19 posted on 12/22/2011 11:11:44 AM PST by Fawn (NEWT FOR PRESIDENT 2012~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & MERRY CHRISTMAS!!)
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I don't really give a damn what they do at this point...
NONE of them care nor do they listen to the VOTERS, so I think they all need a strong lesson....

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.

20 posted on 12/22/2011 11:13:47 AM PST by haircutter
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To: SeekAndFind
McConnell cares more about Reid than he does House Republicans...

Reid Friendship With McConnell Helps Bridge Gaps That Ideology Might Widen

21 posted on 12/22/2011 11:18:20 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Fawn

RE: Can someone explain to me why they only want to give the tax extension for 2 MONTHS?

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They want to get out of DC, so they’re passing a short term bill hoping to modify to something more long term it after they return from the Holidays.

That’s how I see it.

Why they’re not doing the long term bill now? Because it’s too the back and forth debates will take too long.


22 posted on 12/22/2011 11:22:28 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


23 posted on 12/22/2011 11:24:23 AM PST by Fawn (NEWT FOR PRESIDENT 2012~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & MERRY CHRISTMAS!!)
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To: bigbob
The house should let the cuts expire.

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.

24 posted on 12/22/2011 11:37:00 AM PST by duckln
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


25 posted on 12/22/2011 1:03:04 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: RinaseaofDs
"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.......

26 posted on 12/22/2011 2:57:13 PM PST by Two-Bits (Ding Dong, The Golden Goose is Dead.)
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To: Two-Bits

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.


27 posted on 12/26/2011 10:36:06 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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