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BREAKING NEWS: Congressional aides say House GOP to accept short-term payroll tax cut extension
msnbc ^ | 12/22/2011 | msnbc

Posted on 12/22/2011 1:26:52 PM PST by tobyhill

Congressional aides say House GOP to accept short-term payroll tax cut extension

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KEYWORDS: boehner; fanniemae; freddiemac; mortgagefee; spendingbill; theyblinked; xmasspendingbill
Well thanks for nothing Senate RINOs!
1 posted on 12/22/2011 1:26:54 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

sigh


2 posted on 12/22/2011 1:29:24 PM PST by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: tobyhill

3 posted on 12/22/2011 1:30:46 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Rightly Biased

Great, now every business has to do TWO 1st Quarter Reports!


4 posted on 12/22/2011 1:31:33 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: tobyhill
We must take the Senate next year. We CAN get these RINO jerkoffs in line, folks, if we take it over.

I do think Boehner was right on the issue, but we really have to have more than just one body of the legislature.

Hussein and his cult in the media will continue this behavior if they have ANY power at all. We must crush them in November. Crush them. And then began dismantling the entire damnable apparatus: DOJ, State, HHS, all of it.

And we need to begin to have a REAL "payroll tax" deduction: letting younger workers invest in their own accounts for social security.

5 posted on 12/22/2011 1:33:29 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: massgopguy

Exactly and do things on excel spreadsheets and make mistakes and then pay the penalties.

but that dad will get to have Pizza and that’s what really matters


6 posted on 12/22/2011 1:33:34 PM PST by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: tobyhill

So what’s the problem with these tax cuts for working people?


7 posted on 12/22/2011 1:34:11 PM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: massgopguy
I think the one concession Boehner may get is a 3 month extension instead of 2.

Gee, pop open the champagne.

8 posted on 12/22/2011 1:34:21 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I think these Senate RINOs are working for Obama’s campaign and doing just enough to keep the GOP from taking the Senate.
9 posted on 12/22/2011 1:36:08 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: ex-snook
The problem is that the Senate RINOs should have never allowed anything but the one year extension because now the Rats can play the political card with it every time it comes up for another measly extension.
10 posted on 12/22/2011 1:39:08 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: tobyhill

those RINOs fear the federal marriage amendment.


11 posted on 12/22/2011 1:40:05 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: tobyhill

hey the point was made. the issue is now dead, nobody will rememeber this in a month’s time and when they return it will be the Rats on the hotseat


12 posted on 12/22/2011 1:41:04 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: tobyhill

“The problem is that the Senate RINOs should have never allowed anything but the one year extension because now the Rats can play the political card with it every time it comes up for another measly extension. “


Then the GOP should now enter a bill for a clean 10 month tax extension.


13 posted on 12/22/2011 1:42:52 PM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: tobyhill

Throw them all out.


14 posted on 12/22/2011 1:42:55 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: tobyhill

Thanx Senate A-holes.


15 posted on 12/22/2011 1:47:54 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: Lib-Lickers 2
hey the point was made. the issue is now dead, nobody will rememeber this in a month’s time and when they return it will be the Rats on the hotseat

Yep. Hopefully [not holding breath] they'll repeat ad-nauseum that the reason we're in this mess is b/c dems wouldn't agree to a full year.

16 posted on 12/22/2011 1:49:44 PM PST by Principled
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

And lucky us, we get to hear about this crap all over again in 2 months. Washington has accomplished nothing in the past year. 2012 is going to be a very long year.


17 posted on 12/22/2011 1:51:59 PM PST by No Socialist
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To: ex-snook

Nothings wrong with a tax cut. However doing a payroll cut at this late date is logistically impossible for most businesses to support. Which means the employees wont get the tax cut until the systems can be changed. So the same companies will have to file amendments which costs extra. Of coursr the govt will screw up their side.

I used to have employees in maryland and have been trying to close the account for 2 years. I send letters and they close it. Then send me penalties for not filing. Its a wonderful sysytem.


18 posted on 12/22/2011 1:52:24 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: tobyhill

Boy, I’m sure glad we got the effing GOP! What the **** would we do without them!?

Useless trash.


19 posted on 12/22/2011 1:52:24 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

No, history shows us the republicans will be on the hot seat, and history also shows us they will fold 100% just as fast as they possibly can.


20 posted on 12/22/2011 1:58:43 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: tobyhill
Occupy the Clown Car -


21 posted on 12/22/2011 2:04:05 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ex-snook

“So what’s the problem with these tax cuts for working people?”

For one thing, the two month nature of this means businesses have two segregate their SSA reporting for the first quarter into two reports.

I’m also left wondering on what planet are we now inplementing tax policy in 60 day blocks - talk about an unpredictable business environment!

I have also read that one mechanism to pay for this is a $17/month ‘fee’ attached to Fannie/Freddie loans. I have no idea what Fannie and Freddie have to do with SS, and I have a feeling there will be nothing temporary about this fee.

Finally, unlike clamoring for less spending and lower taxes, this is tinkering with an already fixed committment - the SS you have been promised, in return for the confiscation of a portion of every paycheck. Its hard to ‘lower spending’ in SS, without breaking promises...and my crystal ball sees needs testing for SS recipients in the near future, as a result of the tax spigot being turned down....and that is morally wrong, and not all all what people were ‘promised’, at the barrel of the federal gun.


22 posted on 12/22/2011 2:27:08 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: tobyhill

BINGO! I won’t be drinking anymore of their cool aid. They’re all in on the sham.


23 posted on 12/22/2011 2:31:57 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: tobyhill

Folded like a pair of deuces.....................


24 posted on 12/22/2011 2:34:57 PM PST by Red Badger (Every child should have a meadow to play in..............)
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To: No Socialist
.... 2012 is going to be a very long year....

Well, there's always that Mayan calender thingy......

25 posted on 12/22/2011 2:36:23 PM PST by Red Badger (Every child should have a meadow to play in..............)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

What a dreamer, please point out which republican other than RP will dismantel anything. If you think Mitt will get rid of obama care your dreaming, Bachman is personal invested in the current tax code, her family are tax attournies, Rick Santorum can’t wait to face down Iran, and kick homo’s out of the military, Newt said on Beck that he was a Reale Polotik Wilsonian, willson was one of the worst presidents ever, he Resegragated the military, he played that white supremisist movie in the white house he was the original progressive democrat.
Rick Perry is in my estimation, GWB II at best.


26 posted on 12/22/2011 3:25:52 PM PST by qman
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To: qman
What a dreamer, please point out which republican other than RP will dismantel anything. If you think Mitt will get rid of obama care your dreaming, Bachman is personal invested in the current tax code, her family are tax attournies, Rick Santorum can’t wait to face down Iran, and kick homo’s out of the military, Newt said on Beck that he was a Reale Polotik Wilsonian, willson was one of the worst presidents ever, he Resegragated the military, he played that white supremisist movie in the white house he was the original progressive democrat.

Rick Perry is in my estimation, GWB II at best.

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Ah, you're a Ron Paul fan. That explains everything.

By the way, have you had a chance to research that "spell check" feature here on Free Republic?

27 posted on 12/22/2011 3:31:59 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ex-snook; tobyhill; driftdiver; lacrew
lacrew,
Bingo, you ID’d the big lie. This isn't a federal income tax cut, this is a cut in taxes paid to the Social Security trust fund. Social Security already has problems, will the difference be made up from the general budget funds at some future point?
28 posted on 12/22/2011 3:41:17 PM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: Recovering_Democrat

What in the world is right about reducing the funds raised to pay for Social Security which is already underfunded for its current liabilities? Funding of Social Security comes directly from the FICA, or also called the payroll tax.

I see this as another scheme to underfund it so badly that the current system will be bailed out and in such killing the current system and it will be morphed into just another welfare program. Under the current system, your retirement disbursement is based on how much you paid in over the years. That will go away with a one (small) size fits all and General Fund Revenues (income taxes) will have to be raised dramatically just so the elderly living under the new system will be able to afford Milk Bones for snacking material.


29 posted on 12/22/2011 3:51:03 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: trisham

You pointed out no one, I assume you have no answer to my question, anybody but Obama, boy that worked well in 2008.


30 posted on 12/22/2011 4:48:59 PM PST by qman
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To: Red Dog #1

All taxes go into the general fund, there is no trust fund, lock box, whatever. The only reason the U.S. is not bankrupt is people still by our bonds, hoping somehow we’ll pay them back, of course they will never get there money back, the last person at the party will get stuck with the bill, like MF Global, Corsine got his, he dosen’t care what happens now!!


31 posted on 12/22/2011 4:54:48 PM PST by qman
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To: tobyhill

Republican congressional leaders should be protesting the main stream media for lying and telling half truths about the tax cut extension. They should make such a big stink about it that it would have to be reported. Republicans wanted the tax cut extension for a year while BO only wanted for 60 days. The MSM reports only that Republicans are against extending BO’s tax cut proposal. I can’t stand these Republican weenies.


32 posted on 12/22/2011 6:39:44 PM PST by doc
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To: boomop1

“Throw them all out.:

Just like Schweitzer’s book is titled. This should be the mantra on everyone’s lips. Just keep repeating throw them all out until it resonates from the mountain tops.


33 posted on 12/22/2011 6:45:07 PM PST by doc
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To: qman
"All taxes go into the general fund, there is no trust fund, lock box, whatever."

You may want to check your facts... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_(United_States)

34 posted on 12/24/2011 4:13:41 PM PST by Red Dog #1
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