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BREAKING: House GOP Members Cave On Payroll Tax Cut

December 22, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

I don’t really know anything more than the headline I just read.  It looks like House Republicans will agree to a two month extension to the payroll tax cut that already passed the Senate in exchange for negotiating towards a longer-term solution.

Undoubtedly, this is good news.  I just don’t know why in the world it took all the haggling and breath holding just to get to this point.

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  1. December 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Kinda sad… now we get to go through the bickering all over again in two months. 😦

    • December 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      If not sooner! They always find something to argue about.

  2. December 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    If only this lesson had been learned in other debates, like the debt ceiling…they will cave.

    • December 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      Politicians learn? Surely you jest!

      • December 23, 2011 at 12:23 pm

        I always give an exemption for Bernie Sanders…

      • December 29, 2011 at 3:00 pm

        I think that goes without saying!

  3. December 22, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Boehner actually said the words, “It wasn’t a smart thing to do politically.” It wasn’t a smart thing to do, period!

    • December 23, 2011 at 8:10 am

      I think that goes without saying. Another Republican blunder!

  4. December 23, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Could one of you smart people explain to me what blunder the Republicans made?

    • December 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm

      The Republicans picked a bad time to draw a line in the sand. It was bad PR. This Congress has been very unsuccessful. They can’t seem to compromise on anything (super committee?) and when they finally look like they’ll come to an agreement to extend a useful tax cut for the middle class, they decide to stonewall it. Only to cave and give into it a few days later. What did they accomplish with this?

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