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Rep. Jackson Lee: Obama should use executive power to extend payroll tax cut
The Hill ^ | 12/20/11 | Alicia M. Cohn

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.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: cbc; democrats; jacksonlee; liberalfascism; obama; tyranny
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1 posted on 12/20/2011 2:29:07 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

That woman should hold a seance and try to make contact with her brains.


2 posted on 12/20/2011 2:31:12 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: ColdOne

Crazy Sheila needs to catch a rocket to Mars and look for the flag Armstrong planted there.


3 posted on 12/20/2011 2:31:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: ColdOne
Well, sure, just say to Hell with the Constitution and how money bills all have to originate in the House and let Barry govern like the dictator the fascists thought they would have by now.
4 posted on 12/20/2011 2:31:58 PM PST by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: ColdOne

Sheila WHO?


5 posted on 12/20/2011 2:32:10 PM PST by Pat4ever
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To: ColdOne

Geez this woman is stupid...


6 posted on 12/20/2011 2:32:35 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: ColdOne

What part of separation of powers is it that these jerkwads don’t understand? Seriously, I am so tired of dictatorial leftists.


7 posted on 12/20/2011 2:33:21 PM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: ColdOne

It’s a toss up as to who’s the dumbest member of congress, her or Hank Johnson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg


8 posted on 12/20/2011 2:33:21 PM PST by Graybeard58 (No Obama, No Romney, No Paul, No Huntsman. We can do better than that!)
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To: ColdOne

She really thinks we live in a dictatorship or something


9 posted on 12/20/2011 2:34:10 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ColdOne

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.


10 posted on 12/20/2011 2:34:14 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: ColdOne

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


11 posted on 12/20/2011 2:34:33 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: ColdOne
Jackson Lee passes the I.Q. requirements to be a representative of the dimocrats.
12 posted on 12/20/2011 2:34:54 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ColdOne

He has no such power. The purse belongs to another.


13 posted on 12/20/2011 2:35:21 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ColdOne
"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."

Sheila, if you're looking for a crime, the Senate hasn't passed a budget in nearly 950 days.

14 posted on 12/20/2011 2:37:45 PM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Ditter

The vunnabales in her district must be hurting. LOL.


15 posted on 12/20/2011 2:40:13 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Night Hides Not

Does anybody in her district actually pay payroll taxes. No many.


16 posted on 12/20/2011 2:40:36 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: ColdOne

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


17 posted on 12/20/2011 2:40:44 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: SandyInSeattle
So then she wont’ have a problem supporting the House position that the tax cut should be extended for a year?

She'll have a problem when she finds out that this payroll tax "cut" is stealing from the SS trust fund.

18 posted on 12/20/2011 2:40:44 PM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: ColdOne

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.


19 posted on 12/20/2011 2:42:32 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: ColdOne
I can't believe these Dems. These people want a dictator!!
20 posted on 12/20/2011 2:44:26 PM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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