House leader rejects Senate payroll tax plan
December 18th, 2011
05:35 PM ET
6 years ago

House leader rejects Senate payroll tax plan

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday that he opposed the Senate plan to extend the payroll tax cut for two months, but Senate Democrats responded it was up to the House to either pass the bipartisan compromise or allow taxes on working Americans to go up next year.

The competing statements portended another political showdown in Congress in the coming days over whether to maintain an average $1,000 payroll tax break that is scheduled to expire at the end of the year


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  1. Rudy NYC

    Get Real wrote:

    I just love the double standard by the media, that when the Dems opposed Bush it was Ok, but when the Repubs oppose Obama, they are evil to America.
    Get real. Anyone who opposed Bush was "with the terrorists" and demogogued for being anti-American. Republicans oppose Obama on any and every thing, and that *is* bad for America.

    December 18, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Please, Mr. Boehner.......reject the Senate plan, entirely.

    Either the pipeline should be approved, or the tax cut should not be extended. Period.

    December 18, 2011 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  3. Peace

    I asked today my neighbor's 10 years son who is the Speaker of the House? The answer I got was Nancy Pelosi. This goes to show the current Speaker is not active enough, thats why he is not recognised by many.

    December 18, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  4. SecedingfromTexas

    "PETER E" is right on, and the environmental damage should be another concern.
    Keith in Austin is right. "The House" Republicans ...."need to do the work that the American people expect them to"
    and their obstructionism "must not be tolerated".

    December 18, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  5. fred ca

    Poor Boehner. Trying to inject integrity into a process where there are dems and the 'chosen one'...the product of an elitist background. Showing integrity in these situations is useless John. Us who have to make our living find it hard to deal with but that's the way it is in modern, failing america.

    December 18, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  6. Taylor

    Anybody who votes Republican is doing so at their own risk!!!! Trickle down does not work

    December 18, 2011 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
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