Skip to comments.Senate refuses to renegotiate payroll tax cut deal (Obstructionist Harry Reid refuses to compromise)
Posted on 12/19/2011 9:56:04 AM PST by Qbert
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democratic lawmaker said on Monday that he would not start negotiating a one-year payroll tax cut extension until House Republicans passed the short-term tax cut that has already been approved by the Senate.
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And yet, the media parrots the lie that the GOP is the “Party of No”!
Godd...let the damn thing fail. Absolutely stupid to do 2 months and absolutely stupid to attach payment to mortgages. Freeze Federal Pay!!!!
Boehner needs to keep up the pressure on TV and keep demanding that the Democrat Senate ‘come back from vacation and do it’s job’, and keep quoting Obama. Keep asking how Reid/obama could sent his Democrat house on vacation with this critical deadline fast approaching. Play it up like Obama does....
I say shut'er down until after the election. Only critical services will continue.
That one is used up.
Now, look at it this way ~ cut federal pay.
Make you happy?
So, what's the government going to do with the money, and mind you we are talking about an Obama government, so what will they do?
You got three choices ~ (1) Pay for something meaningful, (2) Pay for something less meaningful, (3) Line the pockets of their cronies?
You don't need to answer ~ we all know the correct answer. So come up with something useful that maneuvers Obama and his running dog lackeys. Your permanent Civil Service folks have no way of doing that. Most of them work for Department of Defense figuring out ways to defend your home against Iranian missiles, or in the Post Office making sure you get your advertisements that make the economy run.
They certainly have nothing to do with pushing Obama around.
Try this one ~ call Boehner and tell him that you support the full implementation of the Ryan budget NO MATTER WHAT HAIRY REED and his idiots think they are up to. Ignore the Senate. Make the Democrats shut it all down unless they agree to go along with the budget.
“Federal pay has been frozen since Obama came to office.”
And, IIRC, promotions are at a by-far all time high.
I think you are looking at data involving SES and Schedule C/Appointee ranks ~ which is a fraction of the federal workforce.
Well thats it then. Time for the Republicrats to cave in.
"Boehner needs to keep up the pressure on TV and keep demanding that the Democrat Senate come back from vacation and do its job, and keep quoting Obama. Keep asking how Reid/obama could sent his Democrat house on vacation with this critical deadline fast approaching. Play it up like Obama does...."
He should. But I doubt he will. (He's not exactly a quick learner...).
I share your lack of confidence although the last clip (from yesterday's show) of him playing this up, you know crying the Obama tears for the 'middle class' while lambasting a lazy dysfunctional Senate for running off on vacation made me smile.
“I share your lack of confidence although the last clip (from yesterday’s show) of him playing this up, you know crying the Obama tears for the ‘middle class’ while lambasting a lazy dysfunctional Senate for running off on vacation made me smile.”
Well, maybe there’s some hope there, after all. (Check out the top headline on Drudge, btw).
It seems that the Democrats have their talking point in this. They are desperate to show the GOP as doing a tax increase so they can “read my lips” them.
While reducing FICA/SS tax without SS reform seems insane to me, I am glad that Boehner is feeding Obama and Reid some of their own crap.
Why did senate Republicans vote for an unfunded bill and give harry cover?
It really gripes me to see Obama on TV calling this issue a middle class tax cut that the GOP is against. A lot of people believe this, when in actuality it’s the further destruction of social security. Notice he never mentions it’s for 2 months. Boehner needs to shout from the highest roof tops.
UH, no quite. Annual pay raises have been frozen but not “step” pay increases or COLA increases. Most Federal jobs award raises annually for each year of service by the employee (called “step” increases) + cost of living increases.
To freeze pay means just that - FREEZE pay!
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