Skip to comments.House Republicans agree to payroll deal (2 months only!)
Posted on 12/22/2011 1:27:23 PM PST by qwerty1234
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- House Republicans have agreed to pass a two-month extension of the 2% payroll-tax cut, National Journal reported Thursday, citing Republican and Democratic sources. House Republican leaders insisted earlier Thursday on passing a one-year extension, while President Barack Obama urged them to agree to a two-month deal. Without action by Congress, the payroll tax reverts to 6.2% on Jan. 1 from its current 4.2% rate
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What’s new? Republicans cave - SSDD...
Better wipe that egg off your face Boehner.
Will Reoublicans EVER learn to say something and MEAN IT!
That’s IT? No details?
I’ll hold out for Boehner’s explanation before I flip out.
Tell me they got Barry to agree on the pipeline?
Funny that is what I posted “2nd” on the other thread.
Why start this crap and then immediately cave?
Just plain dumb.
It is long past time to flush Speaker BONER from office!
They didn’t have any choice....The unemployment extension is tied to it. Now here’s the problem....the whole thing is to keep the numbers stable....it’s better than the yo yo effect. With this Prez, we can call it the ho ho effect.
When the going gets tough, roll over on your back and dribble all over your own belly.
Why’d those Boehnerheads ever get into that fix anyhow? Couldn’t they see ahead to the two possible end games? One described above, and the other in the attack stance?
Explanation other than self-perpetuating, cowardly political hand-wringing?
Rope a dope.
Well, knock me over with a feather.
They should have taken a vote on a one year extension and sent it to him forced him to veto that.
Well that dad will get to have pizza with his daughters and thats what really matters.
Following Napoleon’s instructions “When you set out to take Vienna, stop somewhere around Strasbourg so you can make it home in time for Christmas and not offend anyone.”
>>> Two of the Republican's finest leave the House Chamber to celebrate victory...
GOP should create bill for a 10 month clean tax cut.
Thanks, Kentucky...that sack of #$@!&* is the best you can offer?
This is the common Rep refrain when confronted with a fight versus concession. The rationale is always that it is not worth the fight this time and we'll fight the next time when the issue really matters. Weakness begets weakness.
ABC News Headline:
“House Republicans Cave on Payroll Tax Cuts Extension”
Has anyone forgotten who's the Republican leadership?
I didn't think so.
All the bill does is require Obama to give a decision on the pipeline in 60 days. It does not mandate the pipeline must be started.
Obama could say no, or I have decided not to make a decision at this time.or???-tom
You know what, I detest the Democrats, but at least they can get their act together enough to get their way.
Boehner HAS GOT TO GO!!!!!
Stupid... stupid... stupid...
“...The House would originate a new payroll tax bill, a necessary step because the Constitution requires that bills with revenue implications start in the House.
The House ostensibly would agree to this new bill by “unanimous consent,” meaning House Republican leadership would have pre-cleared this with all members. Failing to get unanimous consent would doom it.
The tradeoff from Democrats in the Senate: Majority Leader Harry Reid would appoint conferees so they could have a genuine conference committee between the House and Senate to negotiate differences.
The Republicans’ provision calling for approval of the controversial Keystone pipeline project would remain in the bill.
In addition, the pact would have what was described to Fox News as some “wonky provisions” to help accountants and others who run payrolls get more certainty on the tax code...”
"I surrender all..., I surrender all...,"
Wait a minute you idiot. You surrender all to God, not the agents of evil.
I believe they have shed a little light on the subject.
This is not a battle between the marxists and the republicans after all.
This conflict is between the establishment in Washington and the tea party type conservatives.
The establishment has just notified us that they do not like our poking our noses into their business.
I appears that the group of republican congressmen we sent to Washington to do our biding just got slammed.
It appears that the establishment just forced a bad bill down our throats as an object lesson.
The marxists headed by Obama and Reid, the media headed by the main stream and surprisingly Fox, and the career republicans headed by McConnell are the establishment.
Boehner must have seen those people Obama put on stage this afternoon and cried. “Oh, those POOR people! Little Suzy can’t afford pizza night with her Dad anymore! It’s just so sad!”
Butt,Butt, the Wookiee says you should not be feeding your kids pizza
“They should have taken a vote on a one year extension and sent it to him forced him to veto that.’
They did. Never got tabled by Reid.
The same ones that will cave and agree to anything the leftists want.
Thank God! Poor Obama was missing his vacay!
Boehner just had another crap McMuffin.
The “Dog That Didin’t Bark” in this Kabuki play was that the House never voted on the Senate bill...
because the Dems and RINOs would have joined and passed it.
I reserve the right to not do that. LOL!
The American taxpayers = Charlie Brown.
They keep forgetting that Zero is playing on a different chessboard.
Why did SS recipients get no increase for two years, only Zero’s little gift of a paltry flat amount, but now have received 3.6 percent starting January? It’s the election chessboard, and every single move by Zero is on that board, not the normal one.
Of course, you’re right on the election moves.
But why can’t career politicians see that coming and sidestep it? Now instead of going along and seeming bipartisan, the GOP bozos look as if they lost an important battle over a truly foreseeable outcome.
Am I wrong about that?
Barf on Boner!
>> “Ill hold out for Boehners explanation before I flip out.” <<