Skip to comments.Tea Party may get rebuffed in tax cut showdown (Boehner to sell out to McConnell, 'RATS again...)
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.
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I'd expect Boehner, et al, to go back in there for the whole enchilada.
Wow, what fun having nothing but enemies in Congress.
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.
WTH is wrong with these people?
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...
Once SS withholding removed from individuals, there will be nobody left to resist tax increases designed to "stabilize" the Social Security system.
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.
“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.
I don’t trust Reuters. But SOaB if true.
They are progressives, just like 5 of the 6 GOP candidates running for pres.
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.
Boner/McConnell: We gotta make a deal we gotta make a deal gotta make a deal GOTTAMAKEADEAL GOTTAMAKEADEAL GOTTAMAKEADEAL GOTTAMAKEADEAL GOTTAMAKEADEAL OMG WE GOTTAMAKEADEAL!!!!!!
Precisely the objective. “Greedy” businesses don’t vote.
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.
And this is how the GOP-E has decided to deal with the TEA Party.
The GOP-E can go to hell!
“Hes screwed up every single thing hes 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.
“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.
Sorry, but the GOP is about to go the way of the Whigs. Are you going with them?
I’m working at the grass roots level to get conservatives elected. Step away from your keyboard and make a difference.
Bub, you have no idea about the many things I do at the grassroots level, so don’t presume to lecture me.
I’m not a “bub.” And I was responding to the tone of your comment. Sorry if I misinterpreted it.
“Precisely the objective. ‘Greedy’ businesses dont 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.