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House Republicans Scared To Vote On Tax Break For Working Americans

December 19, 2011

Wow!  I think the GOP have their tits and nuts in a wringer.

From CNN.

House Republicans will likely prevent a vote on a Senate plan for a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday night. 

GOP aides told CNN the vote would likely be scrapped to avoid having House Republicans oppose a tax break for working Americans. The vote had been expected Monday night, but after a long meeting of the House Republican conference, GOP leaders said they would wait until Tuesday. 

Speaker John Boehner called for a one-year extension rather than the two-month extension passed by an 89-10 vote in the Senate on Saturday. “We’re willing to get the work done now and do it the right way,” said Boehner, R-Ohio. 

Moments later, Pelosi, D-California, countered: “It’s just the radical, tea party Republicans who are holding up this tax cut for the American people and jeopardizing our economic growth.” 

The payroll tax cut is worth roughly $1,000 a year for an average family. The Senate bill also addressed expiring emergency federal unemployment benefits and the renewal of the so-called doc fix, a delay in scheduled pay cuts to Medicare physicians.

2 Comments
  1. December 20, 2011 11:57 AM

    No, it is true what I posted.

    And many are aware that what I posted is true as the polls reflect that fact. From CNN today……Obama’s approval rating rose from 44% last month to 49% now, and the results suggest the debate over extending the payroll tax cuts in Congress is helping Obama’s efforts to portray himself as defender of the middle class. The poll was conducted from Friday through Sunday, while the Senate was passing the measure with bipartisan support and House Speaker John Boehner was giving it a dim outlook in his chamber.

    Obama’s gains appear to have come at the expense of congressional Republicans and the GOP in general — the party’s overall rating has dropped 6 points, to 43%, since June while Democrats’ rating has stayed at 55%.

  2. Craig permalink
    December 20, 2011 7:58 AM

    Not exactly true. What is wanted is a one year payroll tax cut extension and not a two month deal. And lets build that oil pipeline as well. We need the jobs.

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