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Tea Party may get rebuffed in tax cut showdown (Boehner to sell out to McConnell, 'RATS again...)
Reuters ^ | 1/13/12 | Richard Cowan and Thomas Ferraro

Posted on 01/13/2012 7:51:20 AM PST by jimbo123

House Speaker John Boehner, hoping to spare fellow Republicans a second embarrassing defeat over payroll tax cuts, is prepared to navigate around rebellious Tea Party-aligned lawmakers to get a deal, according to congressional aides.

Republicans in the House of Representatives got a public drubbing from critics within and outside the party in December for initially refusing to approve a Senate plan to extend the tax break for 160 million Americans through February.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boehner; mcconnell; payrolltaxcuts; removeboehner; teaparty; teapartybetrayal
Not a surprise.
1 posted on 01/13/2012 7:51:23 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Hold on there Hoss ~ this is PROPAGANDA. Boehner, et al, were holding out for a full 12 months extension. The Democrats wanted just 2 months.

I'd expect Boehner, et al, to go back in there for the whole enchilada.

2 posted on 01/13/2012 7:54:26 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: jimbo123
Boehner needs to step down, although I don't take Reuters as a final source.
3 posted on 01/13/2012 7:55:33 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: jimbo123

Wow, what fun having nothing but enemies in Congress.


4 posted on 01/13/2012 7:56:38 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: muawiyah

They should never have agreed to the payroll tax reduction in the first place. It is just another stimulus package using borrowed money and SS as a conduit to distribute the money.


5 posted on 01/13/2012 7:58:37 AM PST by kabar
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To: jimbo123

WTH is wrong with these people?


6 posted on 01/13/2012 8:01:42 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: muawiyah

Agreed!

If it comes from Reuters it’s got to be propaganda....You know they want us fighting amongst ourselves by spreading these lies...how about we see what happens before we jump on soap boxes people...


7 posted on 01/13/2012 8:04:23 AM PST by oust the louse (The presstitutes think after 2 primaries it's over and Mittens is the one...Santorum says: GAME ON)
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To: jimbo123
Standard fare for GOP "leaders" who cannot see the liberal agenda past tomorrow. Once the Social Security system is stripped of this money for another year, the next step will be for the libdems to "offset" the loss by campaigning for a surcharge on companies (rich industry which can easier afford it). Once the sham of a "shared contribution" is destroyed, libdems will continue to shift the payment responsibility off of individuals and onto business.

Once SS withholding removed from individuals, there will be nobody left to resist tax increases designed to "stabilize" the Social Security system.

8 posted on 01/13/2012 8:07:56 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: svcw

Boehner is incompetent, that’s what.

I stand by for someone to prove me wrong. He’s screwed up every single thing he’s tried against the Dems and Obama.


9 posted on 01/13/2012 8:13:18 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Sgt_Schultze

“Once SS withholding removed from individuals, there will be nobody left to resist tax increases designed to “stabilize” the Social Security system. “

If that happens, there will be wage and salary cuts, and the employers will get the blame.


10 posted on 01/13/2012 8:14:48 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: jimbo123

I don’t trust Reuters. But SOaB if true.


11 posted on 01/13/2012 8:17:03 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: svcw

They are progressives, just like 5 of the 6 GOP candidates running for pres.


12 posted on 01/13/2012 8:23:11 AM PST by jpsb
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To: jimbo123

The last I heard is Boehner will be attempting to extend the payroll exemption for the remaining year. I hear no change. I think this is a rat trying to stir things up. I’m not the biggest fan of Boehner but we have to wait and see.


13 posted on 01/13/2012 8:24:00 AM PST by Logical me
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To: jimbo123
Democrats: 'We would like to propose...'

Boner/McConnell: We gotta make a deal we gotta make a deal gotta make a deal GOTTAMAKEADEAL GOTTAMAKEADEAL GOTTAMAKEADEAL GOTTAMAKEADEAL GOTTAMAKEADEAL OMG WE GOTTAMAKEADEAL!!!!!!

14 posted on 01/13/2012 8:26:48 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Daveinyork

Precisely the objective. “Greedy” businesses don’t vote.


15 posted on 01/13/2012 8:59:11 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: jimbo123

Boehner functions best when he just goes along to get along. He’s no conservative warrior. If he could just get that darn Tea Party to STFU he could get back to the golf course and work on his tan in peace.


16 posted on 01/13/2012 9:05:04 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: jimbo123
Many Tea Party-aligned lawmakers in the House are bitter that Boehner ultimately caved to pressure and agreed to the two-month extension in December. When Boehner informed his caucus of his decision in a conference telephone call, rank-and-file members' phone lines were muted in an effort to quell dissent .

And this is how the GOP-E has decided to deal with the TEA Party.

The GOP-E can go to hell!

17 posted on 01/13/2012 9:11:12 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: bigbob

“He’s screwed up every single thing he’s tried against the Dems and Obama.”

I think he is compromised at some level, and that they own him. Something about the body language at that disgusting golf game they enjoyed together.


18 posted on 01/13/2012 9:14:21 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Timber Rattler

“And this is how the GOP-E has decided to deal with the TEA Party.

The GOP-E can go to hell!”

That’s what they want you to say. Go off an form a third party. We all know what their record of success is. No, work with your local Tea Party to get more conservatives elected to Congress. In the event Romney is elected, they will be needed to “lead” him in the right direction.


19 posted on 01/13/2012 9:16:13 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Fu-fu2

Sorry, but the GOP is about to go the way of the Whigs. Are you going with them?


20 posted on 01/13/2012 9:31:30 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

I’m working at the grass roots level to get conservatives elected. Step away from your keyboard and make a difference.


21 posted on 01/13/2012 9:34:47 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Fu-fu2

Bub, you have no idea about the many things I do at the grassroots level, so don’t presume to lecture me.


22 posted on 01/13/2012 9:38:20 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

I’m not a “bub.” And I was responding to the tone of your comment. Sorry if I misinterpreted it.


23 posted on 01/13/2012 9:42:48 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Sgt_Schultze

“Precisely the objective. ‘Greedy’ businesses don’t vote.”

I never used to think this needed explaining, but some people still don’t get how democracy works. They come up with all sorts of moral and economic justifications for soaking the rich (or, I should say, “the rich”)—and the people who would have been paid by the rich had the state not stepped inbetween—when it all comes down to the fact that less rich than other people vote.


24 posted on 01/13/2012 9:52:16 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Timber Rattler

You, sir sound very much like an agent provacateur.

The only way to change things is to change the GOP from within. To try the way of the third party is to work for a crushing defeat of all we hold dear. The Tea Party is the starting point of that change.


25 posted on 01/13/2012 10:05:02 AM PST by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: BrewingFrog
The only way to change things is to change the GOP from within.

You know, I've been hearing that for twenty years now, and nothing has changed. So it about time that the GOP was burned to the ground and rebuilt by real Conservatives and not the DC-Northeast hacks who currently control it and its machinery.

26 posted on 01/13/2012 10:23:59 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler; BrewingFrog

20 years? The Tea Party is relatively new. Rather than “burning to the ground”, they are working on incremental change. The more who join in, the faster that change will come.


27 posted on 01/13/2012 11:19:47 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: svcw

They are liberals, they are dime store liberals who just have an R in front of their names, but they are liberals nonetheless.

Mark it down, even if the Republicans win the White House and take the senate, nothing will change in Washington, we will still run deficits and government will continue to grow, not as fast as with obama but it will happen.

The Republican Party long ago sold its soul and with it the country down the river.


28 posted on 01/13/2012 1:08:35 PM PST by sarge83
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To: Fu-fu2
The GOP-E can go to hell!” That’s what they want you to say. Go off an form a third party.

A mediocre third party would destroy the GOP...they are only hanging on by a thread now...if they lost 10-20% of their members to a third party, the GOP is finished.

29 posted on 01/13/2012 1:21:18 PM PST by Getsmart64
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To: Fu-fu2
20 years? The Tea Party is relatively new. Rather than “burning to the ground”, they are working on incremental change. The more who join in, the faster that change will come.

Gimme a break! The whole "let's change the Republican Party from the inside" mantra has been spouted over and over again since Bush 41 (beginning when Perot ran against him). And every election cycle since then, we've been told by the Party-first people to "hold our noses" and vote for "lesser evils" as part of that slow inside change. It hasn't happened, and it won't happen with the same professional, unelected party hacks in charge of the machinery and content with the status quo.

With "leaders" like Boehner and McConnell doing everything they can to freeze out the TEA party, it's high time to send the corrupt, decrepit GOP to the dustbin and start over.

Period.

30 posted on 01/13/2012 1:57:18 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jimbo123

BOehner ain’t selling out to no one. He long ago bought in to the deal.

You show yourself to be delusional by editorializing the headline is such a manner.


31 posted on 01/13/2012 2:34:57 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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Slap those Dems!




32 posted on 01/13/2012 3:29:17 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Timber Rattler

So you signed on to FR two months ago because....? Who are you supporting? What kind of “grass roots” work are you doing and for who?? Boehner and McConnell were not backed by the Tea Party. Change is coming....


33 posted on 01/13/2012 3:47:04 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Fu-fu2
Who are you supporting?

Santorum, but lukewarmly. Before him, Sarah Palin.

What kind of “grass roots” work are you doing and for who??

Campaigning for state and local TEA Party candidates, and promoting the TEA Party movement online and on social media. So what have you been doing besides running your mouth?

Boehner and McConnell were not backed by the Tea Party.

Well, duh!

Change is coming....

So much so that the GOP-E has fixed the primaries and is going to annoint Romney as its nominee. Yeah, that's real change.

34 posted on 01/13/2012 6:49:19 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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