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.
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