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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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To: Night Hides Not
She'll have a problem when she finds out that this payroll tax "cut" is stealing from the SS trust fund.

Exactly. We live in bizarro world. The democrats are screaming that the republicans aren't robbing from social security. How weird is that?

21 posted on 12/20/2011 2:47:41 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Oldexpat
Does anybody in her district actually pay payroll taxes.

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.

22 posted on 12/20/2011 2:47:52 PM PST by digger48
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To: ColdOne

Her District in Houston.

40.4% Black
36.9% White
35.6% Hispanic
3.4% Asian
0.4% Native American
0.5% other


23 posted on 12/20/2011 2:48:24 PM PST by avacado
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To: ColdOne

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.


24 posted on 12/20/2011 2:48:32 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: ColdOne

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?


25 posted on 12/20/2011 2:49:22 PM PST by DManA
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To: Mr. K

“Jackson-Lee’s 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 didn’t 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.

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/07/27/sheila-jackson-lee-racist-and-moron/


26 posted on 12/20/2011 2:49:22 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Graybeard58

OMG that is just sad.

Seriesly.


27 posted on 12/20/2011 2:49:37 PM PST by Principled
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To: avacado

Like Hank Johnson, she has over 100% of her constituency in her home district?


28 posted on 12/20/2011 2:51:00 PM PST by Principled
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To: ColdOne

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.


29 posted on 12/20/2011 2:51:19 PM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: MeganC

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.


30 posted on 12/20/2011 2:52:51 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: SandyInSeattle
Sandy... that was brilliant... have you ever wondered why not a single elected republican leader or any of the republican candidates will take the fight to obama and the dims... using simple logic and truth... as you just did?! That is how you win elections... and yet they refuse... in fact the rnc demanded that they do not.

That is why we are losing the War for America!

LLS

31 posted on 12/20/2011 2:54:23 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Principled
"Like Hank Johnson, she has over 100% of her constituency in her home district?"

LOL!!! Ooops! I pulled that from Wikipedia! I should know better.

32 posted on 12/20/2011 2:54:29 PM PST by avacado
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To: Graybeard58

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.

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

just DAMN


33 posted on 12/20/2011 2:55:14 PM PST by Principled
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To: ColdOne

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.


34 posted on 12/20/2011 2:57:07 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Mr. K

she thinks she’s on the cutting edge of ,of something .The voices in her head are talking to her again.


35 posted on 12/20/2011 2:59:53 PM PST by molson209
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To: ColdOne

How about solving our problems instead of issuing band aids?
Oh yeah to solve our problems we need a new President!


36 posted on 12/20/2011 2:59:57 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: LibLieSlayer

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.


37 posted on 12/20/2011 2:59:57 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: ColdOne

I hope that the legislature gerrymandered that cow out of her district. I doubt it, though, because the feds require some guaranteed black seats.


38 posted on 12/20/2011 3:01:59 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Graybeard58

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


39 posted on 12/20/2011 3:02:51 PM PST by silverleaf (common sense is not so common- voltaire)
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To: ColdOne
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

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...

40 posted on 12/20/2011 3:04:02 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: ColdOne
asss clown

41 posted on 12/20/2011 3:04:17 PM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: ColdOne

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...

Just sayin’


42 posted on 12/20/2011 3:05:41 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (No good deed...)
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To: djf

Thanks to activist Judges she is in a protected district.
No matter how stupid she is she will be re-elected.


43 posted on 12/20/2011 3:05:52 PM PST by Glyndwr
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To: LibLieSlayer

“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.


44 posted on 12/20/2011 3:07:18 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: GeronL

She’s pandering to her anointed hero Barrack!! </sarc>


45 posted on 12/20/2011 3:10:58 PM PST by orinoco
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To: Arrowhead1952

Too bad our friend Michael Berry is “out of the office” or Queen Shelia would be his topic of conversation for tomorrow.


46 posted on 12/20/2011 3:17:17 PM PST by Ditter
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To: ColdOne
Blacks are more racist than Whites.

~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"

47 posted on 12/20/2011 3:26:07 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: ColdOne

Sheila’s alter ego is Cynthia McKinney.


48 posted on 12/20/2011 3:36:37 PM PST by jmax
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To: ColdOne

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.


49 posted on 12/20/2011 3:46:28 PM PST by MCH
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To: sergeantdave

That one left a mark alright!

LLS


50 posted on 12/20/2011 3:50:35 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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