Skip to comments.Breaking: House GOP agrees to Senate’s two-month payroll-tax bill (McConnell’s blueprint)
Posted on 12/22/2011 1:50:50 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Just across from National Journal. Our dumb national nightmare is over.
House Republicans on Thursday crumpled under the weight of White House and public pressure and have agreed to pass a two-month extension of the 2 percent payroll-tax cut, Republican and Democratic sources told National Journal…
The House will pass the two-month extension with a technical correction to the language designed to minimize difficulties businesses might experience implementing the short-term, two-month tax cut extension.
In exchange, Reid agreed to appoint several Senate Democrats to start negotiating with the House on a full-year payroll-tax holiday extension, which is right in line with McConnell’s blueprint from this morning. Updates are coming but let’s get this up since news is breaking. Two questions to mull while we wait. One: Does the “technical correction” mentioned by National Journal mean the Senate will have to return and pass the House’s version of the bill? I thought the House was under pressure to pass the Senate bill precisely because the upper chamber wasn’t going to reconvene before New Year’s. Two: If you’re going to cave, why not take Rove’s advice and wait another week, when people will be even more distracted by the holidays? Particularly strange is that this is breaking within just a few hours of The One holding a presser to demand action with middle-class taxpayers lovingly arrayed behind him. Now it looks like even more of a capitulation than it is. Merry Christmas from the GOP, champ. Exit quotation from Philip Klein: “So instead of story being ‘Obama caves on Keystone’ it’ll be ‘GOP caves on middle class tax cut’ Great work!”
Update: The House Republican conference call on the bill is set for 5 p.m. Serious question: If he can’t muster enough GOP votes to pass this thing despite overwhelming support from Democrats, is he done as Speaker?CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO
Surrender in progress
How stupid! Why pick a fight and then give in? Now the rats look like winners.
In exchange, Reid agreed to appoint several Senate Democrats to start negotiating with the House on a full-year payroll-tax holiday extension
are they kidding ,another “Comedy Troop” being formed
The Stupid Party lives up to its name. Again.
I think John BONER needs to be shown the door.
There is no opposition party. This is sick.
The republicans always manage to let the democrats outmaneuver them and end up looking like the bad guys.
Of course with the media spinning for the democrats the republicans are always outnumbered 2 to 1.
Another "panel of experts" to brainfart the time away!
If the Democrat-Hayakawas want 2 months of stupid, I am on board /Bohner
Good for them, sticking to what they are best at and running with it! /s
As always... gutless in the end.
This way they go home early.
Even the media knows what happened.
Boener caves again.
Was there any doubt at all that the timid little geek would give in to the big bully on the corner?
My favorite saying: “The Republican party, the go along to get along party.”
I have never been wrong in saying this statement. It happens every time, over and over and over. It’s like Groundhog day.
It would be funny if we didn’t lose some of our freedoms each time they “compromised” (real meaning caved in) away any real progress they may have made.
They, alone, are responsible for the mess we now find ourselves in due to their suicidal desire to jump over the cliff as lemmings do....each and every time.
A third party is desperately needed NOW, for if we stick with the GOP (and their hand picked candidate, Romney) we will go past the point of no return and all become slaves of the Socialist government.
they’re dead to me.
OK who had 4PM today in the Boner Cave-in pool?
and another stonewall set up...to the next crisis. Another earhtquake in the DC area is in order. Maybe a human one.
Boehner folded up like a cheap suit, as expected.
Obama’s Air Force One plane is warming up for the Hawaii flight even as we speak.
Obama nailed it again.
Thanks for nothing Mr. Boehner
Just another rollover-and-play-dead exercise by Boner and friends. We truly have one party in DC.
Maybe this type of butt licking shows we need Ron Paul.
I’M OUTTA HERE! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!
I'm certain you forgot the sarcasm tag
Exactly. Thanks for saving me the keystrokes.
Another win for them. Over and over again. These people in Washington do not care about us.
Well, THAT is just the work of progressives as usual.
Create a problem to fix a problem only to create 3 more problems with the fix because of lack of thinking only to scramble to fix those problems before anyone finds out about them only to have to blame someone else for them when they are uncovered.
Then in comes the GOP....
Forget eletions. Starve the beast. Stop paying taxes. It will take courage and millions of people, but somehow it must be done.
About f-ing time! Boehner is an absolute imbecile. It’s well past time to replace the weeping loser, with a real conservative with balls.
Obama read a letter from a father, and they couldn't bear the fact that, that, poor father wouldn't be able to take his teenage daughters out for pizza night if he didn't get to keep the tax break. GEEEEZ!
Hopefully they set the altimeter too low.
Boner is a wimp. And McConnell gave it to him without any Vaseline.
“Maybe this type of butt licking shows we need Ron Paul.”
Not in a million flipping years.
Yeah like $17 a week will get you a Pizza Night out every Friday. Were do the DemonRats find these poor slobs, South-side? Frankly were is the outrage from Moochelle?. Her constituency eating heart clogging Pizza!
OK who had 4PM today in the Boner Cave-in pool?
and then it starts all over again after vacation
Now. Anyone here actually believe that Obamacare will be repealed?
So now they look mean spirited AND spineless. Great job boys.
The GOP is not that stupid. They knew exactly what they were doing. They’re helping to get obama re-elected. All they had to do was say “The democrats and obama say they want a year extension. Come February we will remind them.” Now come February they’ll be the heartless republicans who were taken hostage by the tea party and “tried to raise taxes at Christmas”.
As I said on another post when, Romney gets beaten by obama the story will be “Tea Party Extremist Voters Stayed Home”. And that will be the story whether they stay home or not.
And by helping the democrats keep control of the senate all the 2010 elections did was give obama someone to blame for these hard economic times: The House!
I’ll repeat. The GOP leadership is not that stupid. I won’t be drinking anymore of their cool aid.
That's not news. They always crumple.
“and then it starts all over again after vacation”
And right through November as barry and harry bum roll McConnell and Boehner from one crisis to the next. The dims will get away with never producing a scorable FY budget. Disgusting.
I feel like vomiting. The Party of Stupid© lives on...
But will it be taking the original dog Bo or the fake dog Bo? And which one was it that was walking in the Hawiian sunshine and which was with Barry at the Pet Smart photo op? Or is there an Air Force Three plane that's been shuttling him back and forth across the Pacific on the taxpayers' dime. How many $40s did that cost us?
Surrender Monkeys. The French are gulping in envy at Boner and his ability to cave.
God help the Republican robocallers who call me tonite....
I’m ready to explode
That last picture reminds me of the same kind of jerk*&^s who stand there and ring the closing bell on the stock exchange on the days when we lose 4-500 points.
Dems in the Senate are the ones that need to go.
The next Republican president should have two years of both houses.
The Republican's need the opportunity that the current powers that be failed at.
...for those interested. :D
McConnell, undercut the Speaker of the House (again)
Washington (D)istrict of (C)riminals Establishment Insider
Senator Mitch "go along to get along" McConnell ....et al
enjoying (before / after) cocktails @ a sporting event/
Pres__ent Barrack "Judas Goat" OBozo;
doing what, He's done for 3+ years.