December 19th, 2011
10:28 AM ET
2 years ago

Boehner predicts House will reject payroll tax extension

(CNN) - Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Monday morning he expects the House of Representatives to reject the Senate's two-month extension of the payroll tax cut. Boehner also said he expects the House to pass legislation reinforcing the need for a one-year extension, and wants the matter to be taken up by a House-Senate conference committee.


Filed under: Congress • House • John Boehner • Senate • Taxes
soundoff (191 Responses)
  1. Jerry

    The House Republicans want it to be extended for one year, not just the two months the Democrat controlled Senate wants. Which would be better for every worker. However, I wish the democrats and republicans would get their collective acts together and start working for the good of the American people, instead of themselves and big money. Folks it is all about big money, wheeling and dealing, and both democrats and republicans are guilty. They have forgotten they work for the American people. They think we work for them.

    December 19, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  2. TomD

    Of course the Republicans are against the payroll tax cut – it only benefits those making less than $106,800 a year.

    December 19, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    The T-B'ers speak again. Go ahead Man from Tan. Don't sign it and further damage your reputation with everyone except the rich and know-nothing T-B party. Your day's are numbered. 2012 will be a boddletting of the GOP and I'll enjoy every single drop

    December 19, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  4. Jo

    I would also give my $1000 to see them stop what will be the next great terrorist target our new pipeline. This is the worst idea ever. I would love to see Obama and the Dems just stand up to these guys, once.

    December 19, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  5. jefflazrn

    And come November, the voters will reject you....

    December 19, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  6. Mark from Louisiana

    Doesn't anyone see the pattern, first obamacare takes $500 BILLION out of medicare, which working folks have been paying for every paycheck. Now obama wants to pull money out of social security, which working folks have paid into with every paycheck.
    Will there be anything left for working folks when obama is voted out?

    December 19, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  7. Sean

    It's hard to defend this action, I'm all for the GOP doing what we voted them in for, keep taxes low, reduce government spending, but to hold the whole tax cut bill hostage? I wonder what they're thinking...both parties need to work together, compromise means nobody wins.

    December 19, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  8. Jonathen

    Boehner.. your house already approved the bill, it is YOU who does not want it. If it's voted against, it's because you either pressured or threatened them.

    I dont mind either way if there is a 1 year extension.. the extension just has to end before Dec 31, 2012.. just in time for the useless Bush tax cuts to expire!

    December 19, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  9. JOHN

    This exactly what I thought was going to happen. So for all of you bloggers who think this is the President fault think again!

    December 19, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  10. Franky

    RobK, where were you then when the Bush Tax Cuts were proposed as giving money back to Americans when we had a SS budget surplus? Raising taxes on the people who drive this economy is simply idiotic. Contrary to this esoteric and mythological idea that lowering taxes on "job creators" leads to economic stimulation, we for sure, without a doubt, and unequivocally can follow the direct relationship between average joes having money to spend or not and how that effects the economy.

    December 19, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  11. Mark F

    I assume everyone recognizes that this "tax cut" is coming out of the social security retirement fund....

    December 19, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  12. Rich

    The party of “NO” again does what it does best: obstruct.

    December 19, 2011 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  13. Joe M

    Note to Washington
    Please get your head out fo the sand.
    We are drowing out here in the REAL WORLD...........

    December 19, 2011 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  14. vbscript2

    "I think many House Republicans would actually pass this extension if it wasn't for the fear from Party leaders."

    Not many. Which is why it isn't being passed. The party leaders actually wanted it passed. The rank and file don't.

    V in Chicago: I'll be glad when the 2012 elections get here, also. It'll be nice to remove the Dem Senate majority and hopefully they'll take Obama with them. Then the Republicans can actually get something done.

    December 19, 2011 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  15. Anonymous

    They are really getting on my nerves.. acting like children, everybody wants it their way...or nothing at all..while we the people who put them there suffer...republicans arent trying to compromise, they just want to sow division and confusion...which is the very reason Im Voting OBAMA..John Boehner..needs to step down..he is an asshole. and his way of thinking is what landed the rebulicans in the position they are in now.

    December 19, 2011 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  16. TomGI

    It's not possible for me to have any less regard for congress. Total contempt, no respect.

    December 19, 2011 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  17. Al Buddy

    Amazing how he is so protective of taxing the rich but could care less about anyone who isn't. His smug spin of denial and blind servitude to his wealthy contributors exposes the fraud that is the GOP leadership.

    December 19, 2011 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  18. Dorey

    Let's throw all those bums off the Hill!

    December 19, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  19. Bill

    And we know the Democrat party is the answer to everything! SMH Get a clue that none of them have YOUR best interest at heart! I really dislike ALL of them and wish the American public would realize this and BOOT all of them out. Repubs and Dems! Start over! The days of career politicians needs to be over! It doesnt matter what the Democrats say, the Repubs will say the opposite and vice versa! It's time to clean them and all the lobbyists out.

    December 19, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  20. epicism

    Of course they will reject it.

    Republican's have well proven that they will sabotage recovery at nearly every turn, solely to make it appear as though a President is failing us. They simply can't allow that extra $1,000 per family to result in a .5% improvement in the economy during an election year.

    Wake up Conservatives. Your party no longer represents the people.

    December 19, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  21. Ray E. (Georgia)

    The mess the country is is is because of Democrat/Liberal Socalist Policies over tha last 75 Plus years. But YOU VOTED FOR IT, NOW LIVE WITH IT ! You want to fix it? Get the Lead out and get to work. No one else is going to do it for you! We've had Bailouts and nothing's changed! Open up your eyes!

    December 19, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  22. johnmenacherjr

    The republicans rejecting more that effects the working class of America? For gods sake it is'nt even news anymore – We all knew they would any ways. Can someone explain to me how this got entertwined with the present Canadian pipeleine soon tto be the Koch bros? They are two totally seperate issues and besides any jobs (longterm) that pi[peline would create would be in Texas anyways!!!! GO FIGURE

    December 19, 2011 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  23. Charlie

    Thank you GOP. It is pointless, stupid, and a delay tactic to only extend the cut for 2 months. Democrats, Please come to your senses!

    December 19, 2011 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  24. teedofftaxpayer

    If I were there representing the Democrats of my district I would be pushing for the payroll tax break to be a TAX BREAK and tie it in with the Tax Break for the Rich. If one is set to expire then so should the other. This is outrageous that the middleclass has to worry everytime the Republicans get their panties in a bunch that they're going to have to pay more, all the while the rich sits back and count their money.

    December 19, 2011 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  25. Curt

    What a surprise. Its time the Democrats and the President got some " balls " and stop giving in to the Republicans. Hardly think a 2 month extension which amounts to about $200.00 is going to have any affect at all on the economy.

    December 19, 2011 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
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