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.
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