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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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...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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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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12 posted on 12/22/2011 1:32:01 PM PST by jimbo123
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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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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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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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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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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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>>> 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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