Skip to comments.Rep. Jackson Lee: Obama should use executive power to extend payroll tax cut
Posted on 12/20/2011 2:29:05 PM PST by ColdOne
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said Tuesday that President Obama "absolutely" should use his executive power to continue the unemployment benefits and payroll tax cut extension and said she hoped to discuss the option with the White House later in the day.
"It is extraordinary, don't get me wrong. But I'm feeling the pain of the constituents I left [at] home," Jackson Lee said, speaking on the progressive Ed Schultz's radio show. "I consider this a crisis. I consider leaving Americans without unemployment insurance for January and February a crime. I consider not extending the payroll tax cut ... a crime."
Jackson Lee slammed the move by House Republicans to call for a House-Senate conference as a "ridiculous procedural calamity."
House Republicans called for a vote on the motion Tuesday, which passed without any Democrat votes.
"This is what got thrown in our face, not even the right to regular order," Jackson Lee said, blasting House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for not bringing to a House vote a Senate-passed bill that would have extended the payroll tax cut for two months.
"I hope Speaker Boehner will put aside the special-interest shackles, the backsliding, backstepping of his caucus," she said.
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That woman should hold a seance and try to make contact with her brains.
Crazy Sheila needs to catch a rocket to Mars and look for the flag Armstrong planted there.
Geez this woman is stupid...
What part of separation of powers is it that these jerkwads don’t understand? Seriously, I am so tired of dictatorial leftists.
It’s a toss up as to who’s the dumbest member of congress, her or Hank Johnson.
She really thinks we live in a dictatorship or something
So then she wont’ have a problem supporting the House position that the tax cut should be extended for a year?
Didn’t think so.
And the federal marshalls should roll up to the white house and arrest obammy and holder and Joe the drunk and frog march them off to prison. For trial and hanging.
For a whole slew of illegal activities, especially fast and furious, an attempt to overthrow our constitution.
Meanwhile back on the ranch, Boehner McConnel and the Republican “leadership” act as eunichs
He has no such power. The purse belongs to another.
Sheila, if you're looking for a crime, the Senate hasn't passed a budget in nearly 950 days.
The vunnabales in her district must be hurting. LOL.
Does anybody in her district actually pay payroll taxes. No many.
And what executive power would that be, constitutionally speaking miz bozo? What a complete dumbass.
Her own party wants to “cut” the year’s extension of the payroll tax cut to only the first two months of next year (something which the agencies that administer this say cannot physically be done in time for the cuts to be maintained— they need sixty days), that is to say— the DEMOCRATS want to increase taxes on the payrolls and on social security recipients who are to get a COLA for the first time in 2 years. Nice democrats— same people who want old people to die in obamacare
She'll have a problem when she finds out that this payroll tax "cut" is stealing from the SS trust fund.
Ok, wait. I must be missing something. The house Republicans voted to do this (stupid) tax cut for a year, and the senate said no. So what is her issue?
She has liquified brains.
Exactly. We live in bizarro world. The democrats are screaming that the republicans aren't robbing from social security. How weird is that?
Or collect unemployment?
Doesn't one have to actually had a job at some time to collect UE?
Most of Sheilas constituents don't even KNOW anybody who has ever had a job.
Her District in Houston.
0.4% Native American
Why would 0bama want to do that when he can use the issue to bash Republicans with?
I think it’s very dubious as to whether this “tax cut” should exist in the first place. They would have been better off mailing everyone a check for $1,200, or whatever, and applying it to the deficit(as Bush did). This really isn’t a tax cut at all. It’s simply a reduction of what we pay into the Social Security fund. People’s federal income taxes haven’t went down a cent, all the while driving Socialist InSecurity toward insolvency at a faster pace.
I have read that at the height of the Great Depression there were people begging Roosevelt privately to assume dictatorial powers.
Give him credit for ignoring them. Could Barry?
“Jackson-Lees only qualification for sitting on the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics was the space between her ears. She visited JPL and asked if the Mars Rover would be able to show the flag the astronauts planted there before. Staffers were reportedly surprised that she didnt complain about cost overruns on the Death Star.”
In February, Congress was debating federal spending. And Sheila Jackson-Lee got up to make her contribution denouncing a Pepsi commercial as racist. Other things that Jackson-Lee has denounced as racist include hurricanes, a balanced budget and secret service agents. Crying Racism is actually her only life skill.
In 2003, Sheila Jackson-Lee complained that hurricane names were too lilly white and said that All racial groups should be represented. She suggested Hurricanes Keisha, Jamal and Deshawn.
Last year, Lee tried to denounce the Tea Party as racist at an NAACP meeting, but in the middle of it she forgot the word for sheets, and condemned them for wearing, uh, clothing with a name. Which is exactly how most of the rest of Congress refers to her.
OMG that is just sad.
Like Hank Johnson, she has over 100% of her constituency in her home district?
All this fuss over $1,000 a year payroll tax cut when the average family is paying more than a $4,000 a year hike in gas prices since obama has been in office.
They don’t understand anything about the law, government, capitalism, or freedom. Most of leftist Black America is fascist because they are completely ignorant of the world around them.
That is why we are losing the War for America!
LOL!!! Ooops! I pulled that from Wikipedia! I should know better.
Graybeard I had not ever seen that. This is, how to say it, absolutely shocking.
He’s from near me [east atlanta] and i didn’t think ANYONE could be so stunningly ignorant.
Sheila has no need for our constitution, and is only interested is serving the interest of her political party. She would do well in communist China.
she thinks she’s on the cutting edge of ,of something .The voices in her head are talking to her again.
How about solving our problems instead of issuing band aids?
Oh yeah to solve our problems we need a new President!
I have my moments. :-)
Seriously, we need leaders who can firmly state that the sky is blue and then clearly explain why. All we get out of our current leaders is political mumbling and sound bites.
I hope that the legislature gerrymandered that cow out of her district. I doubt it, though, because the feds require some guaranteed black seats.
or Louise Slaughter
or Maxine Waters
or James Clyburn
or Henry Waxman
or Nancy Pelosi
or Alcee Hastings
or either of the Sanchez sisters
or ..... I could go on
Jeez, no wonder this nation is going down the toilet
Hard to believe Americans of any stripe continue to put such absolute ignorant dumbasses such as this genius in the Congress....
She is just one of many Congress critters that are shockingly stupid as a box of rocks
100 year ago they would have not been elected meter maid in any city...
If each SANE person would eat one Progressive:
We could solve world overpopulation...
We could solve world hunger...
We could solve the US political dysfunction...
Thanks to activist Judges she is in a protected district.
No matter how stupid she is she will be re-elected.
“Lee tried to denounce the Tea Party as racist at an NAACP meeting, but in the middle of it she forgot the word for sheets, and condemned them for wearing, uh, clothing with a name. Which is exactly how most of the rest of Congress refers to her.”
LOL! I’ll remember that one.
She’s pandering to her anointed hero Barrack!! </sarc>
Too bad our friend Michael Berry is “out of the office” or Queen Shelia would be his topic of conversation for tomorrow.
~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"
Sheila’s alter ego is Cynthia McKinney.
Just imagine if congress-morons Sheila Jackson Lee and Hank Johnson were to hook up and produce a kid or two. The stupidity factor resulting from such a joining would be off the charts.
That one left a mark alright!