Skip to comments.Flashback: Obama Departs for Delayed Hawaiian Vacation (Dec 23, 2011)
Posted on 12/13/2012 12:13:54 PM PST by jimbo123
President Obama is on his way to a delayed Hawaiian vacation with his family now that the showdown over extending the payroll tax cut has been settled. He called it some good news just in the nick of time for the holidays.
Before leaving the White House the president signed the bill extending the payroll tax cut for two months. It will affect 160 million American workers. Mr. Obama acted Friday after the House and Senate approved the 2 percent tax cut extension. The legislation also extends unemployment insurance for jobless workers and forces Mr. Obama to make a decision within 60 days on whether to permit construction of an oil pipeline opposed by environmental groups.
In signing the bill, the president capped nearly a week-long standoff with House Republicans who demanded a full-year extension. Under the deal reached Thursday, House and Senate leaders named negotiators to begin working on a longer-term bill.
Following the bill signing the President said : When Congress returns, I urge them to keep working without drama, without delay to reach an agreement that extends this tax cut, as well as unemployment insurance, through all of 2012.
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As far as I am concerned he can stay there for the remainder of his term in office.
Money says mooch takes off on schedule w/o him.
Whenever he flies west, I always have hope he gets onto Mt. Rushmore....at 650MPH.