Skip to comments.McCain: Payroll-tax fight ‘harming the Republican Party’ (Scott Brown attacks Republicans)
Posted on 12/20/2011 3:52:31 PM PST by rabscuttle385
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said the failure of the House to approve the bipartisan Senate bill to extend the payroll-tax cut is harming the Republican Party.
Speaking Tuesday on CNNs Situation Room, McCain said that while its inevitable that the tax cut will ultimately be extended, the infighting reflects poorly on Republicans and Congress as a whole.
McCain was one of 89 senators who overwhelmingly voted to extend the payroll-tax cut through February to give the sides more time to come to an agreement on how to pay for it. House Republicans say that debate should happen now.
Some GOP senators a number of whom are up for re-election next year have blasted House Republican leaders for not getting rank-and-file members to back the Senate bill.
It angers me that House Republicans would rather continue playing politics than find solutions, centrist Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said in a news release. Their actions will hurt American families and be detrimental to our fragile economy. We are Americans first; now is not the time for drawing lines in the sand.
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F him. Massachusetts can have her as their Senator. They're a bunch of communists anyway.
Well, I hate to say it, but they are right. The way that the House handled this made them look like real idiots.
Embarrassing that the GOP ran him as the Presidential candidate in 2008.
(rabscuttle385 attacks Scott Brown)
That' just the way it is so either you fight for your principles or you let the MSM/Dem coalition rule your life.
That short extension would cause havoc with companies/corporations that have large payrolls. They were have to retool software for the 2-month extension and re-tool for the next rendition.
Yeah, Mc. It looks good on paper, but in actuality, it is just another Congressional boondoggle.
Unless Elizabeth is prepared to wear a suicide bomber belt onto the floor of the Senate, she most certainly IS worse than Scott.
You didn't get the votes in 2008. Must the message be delivered with a 2 by 4? We wouldn't vote for a RINO then, and today your mouth is harming the Republcan party; again.
Better to be silent and be thought a RINO, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Well if anybody is an expert at harming the GOP, McCain would be it.
Uh yeah, she is a lot worse actually. Warren is on the radical, far left. Brown is merely a RINO - a mushy moderate that denies the Democrats that seat.
And the House is not winning the payroll tax cut PR war. It looks suspiciously like Boehner and McConnell made a deal with Reid for the 2 month tax cut extension with the Keystone language in it, and McConnell delivered his votes and Boehner couldn't. This deal was considered a GOP win until the House decided it wouldn't go along. Now Boehner is making a virtue of necessity because he doesn't have the votes.
What is the end game here? The bill passed the Senate already, and because Obama accepted the Keystone stuff it makes it appear he negotiated and didn't get everything he wanted but went along anyway for the sake of bipartisanship (even though we know he was just stuck because many Senate Democrats support Keystone). The House is now out on a limb with nowhere to go. Senate Republicans are furious and don't want to come back to town. House Democrats are just having fun lampooning House Republicans. Hussein is busy saying he didn't get everything he wanted but tried to reach common ground with "responsible" Republicans. And if we don't change the dynamic in the next 2 weeks pretty much all working Americans taxes are going up because the payroll tax cut will expire. How exactly do we get a win out of this situation? It IS hurting the Republican party.
In the end, the House will likely have to pass the Senate version anyway. So what are we gaining now having bungled this fight? More than likely we are going to have to chalk this one up as a loss and come back in 2 months with everyone on the same page.
The average guy out there who is going to have to pay the tax sees it that way ~ and what's he going to get out of it?
There's going to be no Social Security benefit for the overwhelming majority of those charged FICA today.
The Democrats actually think the general public is concerned with SS ~ that time has come and GONE. They are very much concerned with their take home pay ~ if they are working.
Did you realize this is not an issue at all for the 20 million young people who are now into their fourth year of unemployment!
In this case, McCain is right. It is a stupid, Obama-slated “tax cut,” which only deserves to be extended two months so they can push the pipeline bill through.
If Boner was worth anything at all, he would vote for the 2 month extension, but make it clear that the Republicans will NOT extend it again unless the pipeline is APPROVED.
Because otherwise, Obama may still get someone to shoot it down.
I’m for anything that upsets McLame and Brown -
Asswhipes taking shots at their own party.
The category after “useful idiot” is traitor.
The House is much younger. They would probably vote to ELIMINATE INDIVIDUAL FICA PAYMENT NOW. Just get it over with. In the average House member's mind there will be no SS in a couple of decades.
On Fox News, they just announced that the House is going on vacation beginning tonight. I certainly hope that is not true. They should work until they pass something. Why can’t they work until Friday. That still gives them 2 days to get home for Christmas.
This is an inside the beltway drama, who else cares ?
How exactly do we get a win out of this situation?
The Senate agrees to a 12 month extension- we win.
It IS hurting the Republican party.
What’s hurting the Party is refusing to give the Tea Party anything.
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