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House agrees payroll tax deal as Republicans cave in to Obama
The Guardian ^ | Thursday 22 December 2011 | Ewen MacAskill

Posted on 12/22/2011 2:32:54 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

House speaker John Boehner is set to sign an offer from Obama to accelerate negotiations.

Republicans in the House of Representatives have capitulated in the showdown over the payroll tax, handing Barack Obama an important victory going into election year.

Under pressure from other senior Republicans for blocking a bill that would extend tax cuts to millions of Americans, the House speaker, John Boehner, is backing away from his insistence that any deal must cover a full year.

A deal agreed by Republicans and Democrats in the Senate on Saturday covers two months, to allow further negotiations in January. It appears that Boehner will sign up to an offer from Obama to accelerate these negotiations.

The deal means that, after a year of humiliation at the hands of congressional Republicans who have repeatedly threatened to close down the federal government, Obama is close to a much-needed victory.

The decisive moment came when ther Republican leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, after days of silence, lined up behind Barack Obama and the Democrats.

Boehner was blocking passage of a bill that would extend tax breaks to 160 million Americans, a measure introduced by Obama last year to help stimulate the US economy. If the bill is not passed by 31 December, American taxpayers face cuts in their pay of an average of $40 every two weeks. About 1.3 million people stand to lose unemployment benefit.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 12/22/2011 2:32:59 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Hey Boner. Is that a new Ferrari in your driveway ???


2 posted on 12/22/2011 2:35:00 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: MinorityRepublican

Why do the idiot Republicans ALWAYS allow the Democrats to get them into a “do this and you lose, or do THAT and you also lose, ha ha!” situation? WHY?!!


3 posted on 12/22/2011 2:36:06 PM PST by Pravious
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To: MinorityRepublican
Boehner statement: "We will ask the House and Senate to approve this agreement by unanimous consent before Christmas. "

unanimous consent

Anybody know ONE patriotic person in the House or Senate?

4 posted on 12/22/2011 2:36:18 PM PST by mrsmith (Start electing a 'Tea Party' Majority Leader in 2012 now!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

PATHETIC; AGAIN!!!!!!!


5 posted on 12/22/2011 2:36:18 PM PST by Darteaus94025
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To: MinorityRepublican

As I heard yesterday, “Republicans never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.”


6 posted on 12/22/2011 2:36:26 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: MinorityRepublican
This is for two months, then it's over.

I suspect the House is going to link FICA changes to deductibility of certain business expenses ~ to wit, pay for illegal aliens.

Could be interesting.

BTW, that's not an original idea of mine ~ picked it up from some other sites discussing tax policy and it made a lot of sense. (This goes back a couple of years ago before we owned the House too).

7 posted on 12/22/2011 2:37:03 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’m done! So done with the GOP, politics, I’ve had enough!


8 posted on 12/22/2011 2:37:33 PM PST by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Hey, everybody! Let’s all send lots of money to the RNC to support this guy!


9 posted on 12/22/2011 2:38:12 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Republicans cave in to Obama


WOW that’s something you don’t see everyday/sarc
Its a shame that its scarce to find a Republican with a SPINE these days..all they constantly do is bend over for the Dems


10 posted on 12/22/2011 2:39:03 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: MinorityRepublican

Obama Wins !! Tax payers lose 10 months of tax cuts !!


11 posted on 12/22/2011 2:39:26 PM PST by molson209
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To: MinorityRepublican

Hey, Obama can go to Hawaii now and keep spending lots of money.


12 posted on 12/22/2011 2:39:57 PM PST by FreedBird (p)
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To: Pravious

I’ll keep saying it until I turn blue. They are not that stupid. The only possible explanation is they want obama to get re-elected. Running people like McCain and Romney is to make us think we count. The Florida re-count was to make us think we count.


13 posted on 12/22/2011 2:40:11 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: EagleUSA

Total cave, like everything else.


14 posted on 12/22/2011 2:40:11 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“Bath-House” Barry really MUST be satan...
or, the repubics really ARE p*ssies.


15 posted on 12/22/2011 2:40:56 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: MinorityRepublican
I thought Boehner agreed to schedule a vote on the two month plan IF the Senate agreed to schedule a vote on the 12 month plan.

Not exactly an Obama triumph, if that's the case.

The House GOP always had a great weapon which they never used...

Obama wants a 2 month tax cut.

The House GOP wants a 12 month tax cut.

16 posted on 12/22/2011 2:41:03 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: MinorityRepublican
I (and how many other Freepers?) told you so.

Knowing the Weaper of the House like we do, that was a no brainer!

17 posted on 12/22/2011 2:42:24 PM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: MinorityRepublican
the front top page story of our local rag featured a poor, poor me article about how people are really going to have to cut back because you know, that whole $20 for the average family is life and death....

the media in this country is just crooked and rotten....

18 posted on 12/22/2011 2:42:33 PM PST by cherry
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To: mrsmith

Here is Boehner’s statement:

“Senator Reid and I have reached an agreement that will ensure taxes do not increase for working families on January 1 while ensuring that a complex new reporting burden is not unintentionally imposed on small business job creators. Under the terms of our agreement, a new bill will be approved by the House that reflects the bipartisan agreement in the Senate along with new language that allows job creators to process and withhold payroll taxation under the same accounting structure that is currently in place. The Senate will join the House in immediately appointing conferees, with instructions to reach agreement in the weeks ahead on a full-year payroll tax extension. We will ask the House and Senate to approve this agreement by unanimous consent before Christmas. I thank our Members – particularly those who have remained here in the Capitol with the holidays approaching – for their efforts to enact a full-year extension of the payroll tax cut for working families.”

Heck, I’m going to email my Rep and ask him to object to the “unanimous consent”!
I don’t expect he will but just voting against this won’t work and I’m letting him know it’s a mark against him.


19 posted on 12/22/2011 2:42:58 PM PST by mrsmith (Start electing a 'Tea Party' Majority Leader in 2012 now!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

We need get through this cycle, and with prayers get what we need to at least stop the bastards currently manning the helm from dashing us on the rocks, and then get busy developing a political party consisting of citizens concerned with real American values.

We haven’t anyplace to turn to but ourselves. We have to retake our government from the self interests, the radicals, the Leftist political whores, the Unions, the sludge the Democrats have pumped into the carburetor of our governing engine.

We have no choice.


20 posted on 12/22/2011 2:43:38 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Gas prices keep going up so now we have $40. to pay higher fuel prices. Do they think we are all stupid?


21 posted on 12/22/2011 2:43:54 PM PST by FreedBird (p)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Boehner needs to be primaried!


22 posted on 12/22/2011 2:44:06 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: mrsmith

WHen you hear “unanimous consent” you know American has been reamed again.


23 posted on 12/22/2011 2:44:47 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

This could explain why Gingrich could say that they should give in, and also say that he supported Boehner, and not be lying about either. Maybe he knew this is what was coming.

The key will be to see if he denounces Boehner for this. If he does, it will prove that the stories yesterday were false, that he really DID want the house to stand up. If he says nothing more, it will show that he was simply signalling a strategy that we are now seeing.


24 posted on 12/22/2011 2:45:02 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: All

And so it goes...I’m very worried about the Marxist/Muslim beint re-elected in 2012


25 posted on 12/22/2011 2:45:59 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
How long before China gets fed up with “government by the minute” and stops borrowing us money to support it?
26 posted on 12/22/2011 2:46:06 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: FreedBird
By their calculations, it's less than $20.00 per week! If gas prices, under Bowbama hadn't skyrocketed, it would mean anything. Doesn't mean much anyway...
27 posted on 12/22/2011 2:46:44 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1

Here’s an idea pick the best person for the job(speaker and what ever that god mode thing is in the senate)) and stop picking them just because they are senior


28 posted on 12/22/2011 2:47:02 PM PST by molson209
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To: MinorityRepublican
Republicans cave

If practice makes perfect, they've reached the goal.

29 posted on 12/22/2011 2:47:16 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

30 posted on 12/22/2011 2:47:40 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: FreedBird
Do they think we are all stupid?

They got elected didn't they?

31 posted on 12/22/2011 2:48:18 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Boehner screws the pooch again, in broad daylight.

You people have two choices:
Progressive social democrats = collectivism NOW
GOP = collectivism Tomorrow


32 posted on 12/22/2011 2:49:06 PM PST by Enough is ENOUGH (Demand a real conservative enter the race. This election is too important to gamble away.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

First...why is it that the UK press is on top of this? Second, what happened to the XL Keystone pipeline approval being tied to this? And third, can we please say “Madam Speaker, Bachman?”


33 posted on 12/22/2011 2:49:24 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom ( Disappointed? You betcha!)
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To: April Lexington

God help the RNC robocallers who call me thonite or this weekend. I’m into my bottle of Tullamore Dew. Steam has been coming out of my ears all week, more than usual. We need a very big broom. God, I despise these people.


34 posted on 12/22/2011 2:49:30 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: All

All of you, remember this. A third party means certain re-election for obama. A third party in 2008 would have meant certain election for obama. Oh, wait a minute! We all held our noses and voted for mccain and still got obama. How the hell did that happen? sarc


35 posted on 12/22/2011 2:50:25 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Thank you WSJ, John McCain, Scott Brown, Steve Schmidt and Mitch McConnell for knee-capping your own side at the most crucial moment.

We’ll get ‘em next time, though! (cough, cough). Now just tell us where to send those checks...


36 posted on 12/22/2011 2:51:40 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

"I fought the good fight.
The Press will say good things about me, now.
Go away. Don't make me cry."

37 posted on 12/22/2011 2:51:40 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Darteaus94025
Worse than pathetic. What good has it done us to have the House under Republican control? They have given Obama EVERY SINGLE THING he has asked for.

Raise the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion? Sure.
Continue initial funding for the implementation of Obamacare? Of course.

Stick around Washington looking like absolute chumps while the Senate goes home for the holidays? No problem.

It was exactly this type of weakness that got them voted out of office in the first place.

38 posted on 12/22/2011 2:52:00 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: FreedBird
Gas prices keep going up so now we have $40. to pay higher fuel prices.

If we can afford higher gas prices then by God we can afford higher taxes to support government.

Regards,
A communist/socialist/democrat

39 posted on 12/22/2011 2:53:02 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I think the House was trying to do the right thing, but once the Senate adjourned, it was game over. PR disaster for sure.


40 posted on 12/22/2011 2:53:46 PM PST by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I thought it was stupid for the GOP to fight this anyway. All for tax cut but these are revenues that have to be paid back later. Cuts in the general fund to offset won’t help with that.

Better to crow about the pipeline and criticize this as too small than nitpick over how long we short SS of obligated funds.


41 posted on 12/22/2011 2:55:01 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
“Madam Speaker, Bachman?”

Bachmann

42 posted on 12/22/2011 2:55:27 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Darteaus94025

43 posted on 12/22/2011 2:57:55 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: Hoodat

What good has it done us to have the House under Republican control? It hasn’t done “us” any good. But it gives obama and his worshippers someone to blame.


44 posted on 12/22/2011 2:57:55 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: MinorityRepublican; All

“As I heard yesterday, “Republicans never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.””

And frankly, that misses the point, COMPLETELY.

We got clobbered by leftist PROPAGANDA. And if we ALL don’t have a collective wakeup, it’s going to clobber us again in November.

Despite the FACTS that Republicans passed this tax cut, FOR A YEAR, the MEME was that Repubs were against it. That’s all the sheeple heard. that’s what the hourly radio news updates on the way home from work told them, I heard it myself.

That’s what the Daily Show told them. That’s what “The View” told them. That’s what the headline was on the iPhone told them. That’s what the link on Facebook told them.

They haven’t heard about the 20+ jobs bills gathering dust on Reid’s desk, because the media won’t tell them.

No matter how much some on here may want to say otherwise, Fox News and the internet are not the media.

CBS, ABC, NBC are. And until we FORCE them to begin reporting the truth, in spite of whatever bias they might have, we are so screwed. That means boycotting products, that means calling them to register complaints. In short, it means getting off our collective asses and DOING something.

Until ALL of you folks begin to realize that we now live in a world where FACTS AND TRUTH NO LONGER MATTER, we are going to continue to lose.


45 posted on 12/22/2011 2:58:16 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Did he cry????


46 posted on 12/22/2011 2:59:23 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: Pravious

Stupidity ... and a Dem Senate


47 posted on 12/22/2011 2:59:55 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Halls

Bye Bye


48 posted on 12/22/2011 3:00:41 PM PST by Postman (Cut, Cap and BBA)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I will be glad when others here realize that we have already crossed the point of no return. We are no longer a nation of free people, we are a nation under the rule of tyrants. These tyrants are the leaders in BOTH parties, they don’t “cave” to the democrats, the SERVE with the democrats. Both have but one objective which they have alost finished, the total enslavement of the American worker and all we can produce in order to give it to other fellow socialists around the world. Sad thing is all will continue to whine but work and pay tribute to our yrant rulers.

Behold, the beast!


49 posted on 12/22/2011 3:01:09 PM PST by stockpirate (Romney and Ann Coulture are Big Government socialists, just like other republican elites.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I will be glad when others here realize that we have already crossed the point of no return. We are no longer a nation of free people, we are a nation under the rule of tyrants. These tyrants are the leaders in BOTH parties, they don’t “cave” to the democrats, the SERVE with the democrats. Both have but one objective which they have alost finished, the total enslavement of the American worker and all we can produce in order to give it to other fellow socialists around the world. Sad thing is all will continue to whine but work and pay tribute to our yrant rulers.

Behold, the beast!


50 posted on 12/22/2011 3:01:16 PM PST by stockpirate (Romney and Ann Coulture are Big Government socialists, just like other republican elites.)
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