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The House of Representatives voted 229-193 Tuesday afternoon to reject the Senate payroll tax cut agreement.
Failure to reach an agreement by the new year will result in higher payroll taxes for all Americans. The stalled measure also extends unemployment benefits, and includes the AMT "patch" and the Medicare "doc fix" — all deemed vital to the economy.
Originally posted by bekod
reply to post by Vitchilo
you act surprised , this is the norm of the Congress, anything good for the masses , goes down in flames, anything that makes us slaves or put new laws on the books, goes through with out so much as a boo.
Originally posted by timetothink
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has ignored Speaker of the House John Boehner's call for him to bring back the Senate to reopen negotiations on the payroll tax cut deal to extend it for a year, as opposed to a temporary two-month stopgap
Originally posted by AwakeinNM
By the way, I just raised prices at my business and froze pay increases so I could break even again. This payroll tax increase will not come out of MY pocket because it's not there to take. It will come out of my CUSTOMERS'.
So next time some of you argue about how raising taxes is a good thing for this group and that group, remember this - YOU pay for it either way.
You actually pay for it TWICE - with higher taxes and higher prices at the store. Bravo to you.
edit on 20-12-2011 by AwakeinNM because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Indigo5
Yes lets get some accurate truth here...
The Dems put forth a bill for a full year...absent GOP demands for ...drug tests for the unemployed, higher allowances for mercury levels in the water, and the XL Pipeline circumventing the EPA.
The GOP voted it down.
THe GOP put together a one year bill with all of the above intact and sent it to the Senate, where negotiations started at Boehners bequest.
The Dems agreed to the XL Pipeline and a two month extension and to revisit the deabte next year.
Boehner declares it a win...85% of the GOP Senators vote for the bill and they send it back to the House for apporoval.
Cantor...who wants Boehners job by the way...drops the bombshell on Boehner that he and his TP caucus will not support the bill. Boehner desperate to save face, start telling the media he doesn't support it, but wants to negotiate...
They ALREADY negotiated...this bill was it...Boehner approved it, declared it a win.
Even if the Dems returned to DC, nothing will satisfy the Cantor sect of the GOP, they simply don't beleive in extending the tax cuts for the middle class...every penny must go to the "Job Creators".
The rest is just a show designed to embarrass Boehner by a sect of Freshman looking to seize power.
Negotiate????...They just did that...and the bill gave the GOP what they wanted in the XL Pipeline...
89% of GOP Senators voted for the bill that Boehner first approved of and now even refuses to allow even a vote on.
What is to negotiate????