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House Republicans agree to payroll deal (2 months only!)
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/house-republicans-agree-to-payroll-deal-report-2011-12-22-160590?link=MW_home_latest_news ^

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

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: boehner; fanniemae; freddiemac; mortgagefee; spendingbill; xmasspendingbill
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1 posted on 12/22/2011 1:27:24 PM PST by qwerty1234
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To: qwerty1234

...sigh...


2 posted on 12/22/2011 1:28:43 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: qwerty1234

What’s new? Republicans cave - SSDD...


3 posted on 12/22/2011 1:28:48 PM PST by apillar
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To: US Navy Vet

Better wipe that egg off your face Boehner.


4 posted on 12/22/2011 1:29:30 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: qwerty1234

Will Reoublicans EVER learn to say something and MEAN IT!


5 posted on 12/22/2011 1:30:10 PM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: qwerty1234

That’s IT? No details?

I’ll hold out for Boehner’s explanation before I flip out.


6 posted on 12/22/2011 1:30:30 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: qwerty1234

Tell me they got Barry to agree on the pipeline?


7 posted on 12/22/2011 1:30:41 PM PST by mk2000
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To: US Navy Vet

Funny that is what I posted “2nd” on the other thread.


8 posted on 12/22/2011 1:30:55 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: qwerty1234

Why start this crap and then immediately cave?

Just plain dumb.


9 posted on 12/22/2011 1:30:59 PM PST by muddler (Chaos is coming.)
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To: qwerty1234

It is long past time to flush Speaker BONER from office!


10 posted on 12/22/2011 1:30:59 PM PST by leprechaun9
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


11 posted on 12/22/2011 1:31:15 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: qwerty1234

12 posted on 12/22/2011 1:32:01 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: qwerty1234

Wow.

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?


13 posted on 12/22/2011 1:32:26 PM PST by StAntKnee (I don't add SARC tags. You get the irony or you don't.)
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To: qwerty1234

Explanation other than self-perpetuating, cowardly political hand-wringing?


14 posted on 12/22/2011 1:32:56 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: qwerty1234

Rope a dope.


15 posted on 12/22/2011 1:33:48 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: qwerty1234

Well, knock me over with a feather.


16 posted on 12/22/2011 1:34:05 PM PST by dforest
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To: Sacajaweau

They should have taken a vote on a one year extension and sent it to him forced him to veto that.


17 posted on 12/22/2011 1:34:28 PM PST by mk2000
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To: qwerty1234

Well that dad will get to have pizza with his daughters and thats what really matters.


18 posted on 12/22/2011 1:34:45 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: qwerty1234

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.”


19 posted on 12/22/2011 1:35:25 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: qwerty1234

>>> Two of the Republican's finest leave the House Chamber to celebrate victory...

20 posted on 12/22/2011 1:35:32 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: mk2000
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!"


21 posted on 12/22/2011 1:36:48 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: qwerty1234

GOP should create bill for a 10 month clean tax cut.


22 posted on 12/22/2011 1:39:49 PM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: DoughtyOne
They have more savvy then the entire congress, and most certainly the white hut..
23 posted on 12/22/2011 1:41:15 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: jimbo123

Thanks, Kentucky...that sack of #$@!&* is the best you can offer?


24 posted on 12/22/2011 1:41:35 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: teletech
Agree. What is going to happen two months from now? If they are unwilling to hold firm now, they just as might well give up the store now. The Dems will use the same tactics two months from now to get the deal they want.

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.

25 posted on 12/22/2011 1:42:10 PM PST by kabar
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To: qwerty1234

ABC News Headline:

“House Republicans Cave on Payroll Tax Cuts Extension”

http://news.yahoo.com/house-republicans-cave-payroll-tax-cuts-extension-140256639.html


26 posted on 12/22/2011 1:42:55 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: qwerty1234
Is anyone really surprised?

Has anyone forgotten who's the Republican leadership?

I didn't think so.

27 posted on 12/22/2011 1:43:45 PM PST by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: mk2000
Tell me they got Barry to agree on the pipeline?

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

28 posted on 12/22/2011 1:44:15 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: boomop1

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!!!!!


29 posted on 12/22/2011 1:45:24 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: qwerty1234

Stupid... stupid... stupid...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/22/gop-dems-discuss-outlines-payroll-tax-deal-fueling-hope-end-is-near-in-standoff/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fpolitics+%28Internal+-+Politics+-+Text%29
“...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...”


30 posted on 12/22/2011 1:46:18 PM PST by mrsmith (Start electing a 'Tea Party' Majority Leader in 2012 now!)
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To: jimbo123

"I surrender all..., I surrender all...,"

Wait a minute you idiot. You surrender all to God, not the agents of evil.

31 posted on 12/22/2011 1:48:20 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: qwerty1234
Better not have raised and fought the issue than this quick reversal. This is embarrassing and politically damaging.
32 posted on 12/22/2011 1:49:19 PM PST by Truth29
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To: muddler
Why start this crap and then immediately cave?

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.

33 posted on 12/22/2011 1:49:30 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: qwerty1234

Surrender Monkeys


34 posted on 12/22/2011 1:49:39 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: COBOL2Java

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


35 posted on 12/22/2011 1:49:56 PM PST by molson209
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To: mk2000

“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.


36 posted on 12/22/2011 1:50:02 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Control the media, you control its citizens.)
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To: DoughtyOne; writer33

The same ones that will cave and agree to anything the leftists want.


37 posted on 12/22/2011 1:51:21 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: qwerty1234

Thank God! Poor Obama was missing his vacay!


38 posted on 12/22/2011 1:51:29 PM PST by Dogbert41 (A vote for Romney is a vote for Luke warm slop)
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To: Col Frank Slade
Better wipe that egg off your face Boehner.

Boehner just had another crap McMuffin.

39 posted on 12/22/2011 1:53:22 PM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: qwerty1234
The entire Republican party is crap. They are just as much like communists as the communists Democrats. And we cannot wait for President Newt. Bonehead is a real sick piece of crap. America is done.
40 posted on 12/22/2011 1:53:22 PM PST by Logical me
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To: EQAndyBuzz

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.


41 posted on 12/22/2011 1:54:25 PM PST by mrsmith (Start electing a 'Tea Party' Majority Leader in 2012 now!)
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To: SandyInSeattle
I’ll hold out for Boehner’s explanation before I flip out.

I reserve the right to not do that. LOL!

42 posted on 12/22/2011 1:55:46 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33
John Boehner = Lucy

The American taxpayers = Charlie Brown.

43 posted on 12/22/2011 1:58:19 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: StAntKnee

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.


44 posted on 12/22/2011 1:58:34 PM PST by firebrand
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To: GeronL

Yep, caved

45 posted on 12/22/2011 2:00:55 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: firebrand

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?


46 posted on 12/22/2011 2:07:31 PM PST by StAntKnee (I don't add SARC tags. You get the irony or you don't.)
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To: qwerty1234

Barf on Boner!


47 posted on 12/22/2011 2:09:08 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: qwerty1234

jackasses


48 posted on 12/22/2011 2:09:18 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: SandyInSeattle

>> “I’ll hold out for Boehner’s explanation before I flip out.” <<

.
Got Vaseline?


49 posted on 12/22/2011 2:10:51 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor
Got Vaseline?

Excuse me?

50 posted on 12/22/2011 2:17:39 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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