Sell out ?
(GOP gives up and lets Obama play his games)
Tobyhill, there’s a knife hidden in Obama’s cake on this one.
Allowing the payroll tax to extend and not requiring any cuts to pay for it means that we will be having another debt ceiling discussion in September instead of November.
They should never have tried this to begin with and just passed it through clean as quickly as possible. Giving Obama and the Dems the narrative on this was politically very damaging last year. On the things where we had an advantage, they rolled over easy, but on something they should not have fought, they charged ahead and fought tooth and nail and buried themselves...makes NO sense.
Just to refresh people on the fact that this is cut to the Social Security Payroll Tax. Social Security is already in the RED. So this Tax goes right onto the national debt. Even the unborn Children get to pay for the old folks social security.
He can party. He can tell his new bff’s that talking to the o-boy is like talking to a rock. He can't be an effective Speaker. It cuts into his party time.
Another way at looking at it is the GOP separated the tax cuts from the other Dem demands, unemployment extension and doc fix. Thus this is a clean bill. If the GOP included the other provisions, that they didn’t support, they would have to vote down the bill and thus “not allow” a tax cut in an election year, as seen by the people.
Also, as mentioned, this moves the debt ceiling talks to before the election versus after.
The GOP always, always caves!
Do they not understand this?
If I recall correctly, the threat was that the money used to pay the illegals EITC would be used to offset the payroll tax reduction. So this is not really much of a surprise. The GOP loves illegals as much as the DNC does. They were never serious about protecting taxpayer money from the thieving illegals. They want the IRS to give the invaders thousands of dollars of tax money that the illegals never had to pay into the system. The GOP has no intention of removing a single incentive that gives them reason to come here. Just look at the candidates still in the race. Not one of them can honestly say they completely support the American taxpayer over the illegals. So needless to say, no surprise here.
They can waste their time trying to cut spending if they are serious about the deficit. So far, I've seen no evidence of that as the debt has continued unabated since 2010 elections.
Why don’t they just register democrat and get it over with?
Put another way,
John Boehner has got NO BALLS, eunich bastard.
Hey John, giving in on Fast and furious too there ya piece of crap[???
I told you congressional Republicans would just cave to Obama on this again, they have no imagination. All that crap in December about the house appointing a conference committee was just smoke. They had no plan to put Obama on the defensive. Why didnt they just surrender this back in December and be done with it rather than make believe they serve some purpose in congress?
This is how you get Obama re-elected.
Of course now Obama and the Democrats will be demonizing the Republicans for not paying for this (by raising taxes on the
“rich”). How foolish the establishment Republicans are. What total FOOLS!!