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Thursday, December 22, 2011 -- 4:57 PM EST
House Republican Leaders Agree to Payroll Tax Deal
Bowing under intense pressure from members of their own party to end the politically damaging impasse over a payroll tax holiday, House Republican leaders on Thursday agreed to accept a temporary extension of the tax cut, beating a a hasty retreat from a showdown that Republicans increasingly saw as a threat to their election opportunities next year.
Under a deal reached between House and Senate leaders — which Speaker John A. Boehner was presenting to the rank and file in an evening conference call — House members would accept the two-month extension of a payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits approved by the Senate last Saturday while the Senate would appoint members of a House-Senate conference committee to negotiate legislation to extend both benefits through 2012.
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House 'Pubs and T-party cave in to Obama and the Dems.
Gotta love it! Obama really is the supreme being! Good to see the Republicans coming to their senses and temporarily putting their path to self destruction on hold.
Originally Posted by il sogno
That can't be true, and I refuse to believe it. Everyone knows Obama caves first.
Originally Posted by il sogno
Maybe the president has learned a negotiation lesson ... too bad it wasn't one year ago before caving on extending the Bush Tax Cuts.
Now Mr. Obama wrap your arms around Bowles-Simpson and ride that pony to a landslide victory.
“The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.”
John Kenneth Galbraith
I still don't understand why the House 'pubs even decided pull this $hit. With the Senate bill passing by a huge margin, 89-10, it was pretty clear this stunt was going to end badly for the 'pubs. There was no positive outcome, they either would cave and look stupid or fail to act on the Senate's bill and look stupid.
Did the Tea Party members pressure the whole dang party to look so stunningly unsavvy? If so, does this mean the Tea Party has lost any of their clout over this debacle?
Their position was suicidal. I never saw worse politics in my life. It confirmed every wretched thing ever said or suspected about Republicanism.
Originally Posted by saf-t
bad leadership is defined
by putting yourself in a situation where the outcome of every decision you make is bad
Originally Posted by OES
I'll file this move there
poor Boner, had he allowed the vote a few days ago he'd have looked like a hero and gotten their pipeline
well he still gets the pipeline but he looks like a schmuck now
one nation, under surveillance with liberty and justice for few
still not figgering on biggering
Me too. Why the heck did they try to pull this BS? Are they this out of touch with mainstream America? I'm guessing the answer would be yes?
Originally Posted by jorgy
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