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. JennyTX

    Boehner supported the Senate bill, until the Tea Party made him change his mind. Our government is held hostage because of how much influence the TP representatives have over Boehner. That's scary.

    December 19, 2011 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  2. BigEasyinNewOrleans

    I would rather see the 1 year extension, but without the pipeline that stretch clear across the country from Canada to Texas. That is a bit much and dangerous IMO considering all of the disasters that oil companies have had over the years, especially moreso with pipelines busting and exploding.

    December 19, 2011 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  3. Dan Bednarik

    Of course - self serving swine in our government.

    December 19, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  4. Next

    I will make sure that I vote for Obama next year. That way I will send a clear message to the republicans that this kind of politics will not win elections. I hope America will follow me on this one.

    December 19, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  5. Boehnerhater

    Boehner and his House clowns have to be the biggest waste of money, time and effort in the history of the U.S. Government. I cannot believe these people collect healthy government paychecks and benefits to play games and just say no. It personally makes me sick as an American, to know that people can get paid well for NOT doing their jobs, whereas every other everyday citizen will NOT have a job if they fail at their own. Boehner and the GOP can be equated to home grown terrorism at this point.

    December 19, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  6. vic , nashville ,tn

    GOP “160 millions NO”

    December 19, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  7. Seriously?

    Well when you have made MILLIONS like Boehner has while he has been in Congress... why would you give a flip about the middle class? Just look at how many of these career politicians on both sides of the aisle have made their fortunes "serving" we the people... it is disgusting, yet it makes it very clear where their loyalties lie - with their rich lobbyist friends.

    December 19, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  8. Anonymous

    The republican party has relegated itself to the discard shelf–the American people have finally realized that they are nothing more than puppets of the Koch Brothers. Pawns of the wealthy. Advocates for the demise of the poor and the middle class in this great nation. They will NEVER give Obama a moments peace. They will NEVER let him advance his position as commander-in-chief. How dare they try to pork up the issue of a payroll tax extension with an oil pipeline. The answer is NO, Boehner...you can't have it and shame on your for trying...take care of the people of this nation first!!

    December 19, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  9. Jeff

    Just imagine when that "Credit Card" balance comes due ( Other countries call in all those debts ).
    Somebody tell me, what is 'Rich" in America? Is there a specific dollar amount? I'm not "Rich" by any stretch but I still have to live within a budget.

    December 19, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  10. dahlia123

    The republican party has relegated itself to the discard shelf–the American people have finally realized that they are nothing more than puppets of the Koch Brothers. Pawns of the wealthy. Advocates for the demise of the poor and the middle class in this great nation. They will NEVER give Obama a moments peace. They will NEVER let him advance his position as commander-in-chief. How dare they try to pork up the issue of a payroll tax extension with an oil pipeline. The answer is NO, Boehner...you can't have it and shame on your for trying...take care of the people of this nation first!!

    December 19, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  11. embarassed keyan

    @ embarassed ohioan – I know how you feel.

    December 19, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  12. gmh6419

    Suntan Slick has done it again

    December 19, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  13. Jesse

    Don't pass it unless it's fully paid for. We're broke and cannot continue to increase our debt on the backs of our children.

    December 19, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  14. Tea Party

    Bye Bye Tea Party.

    December 19, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  15. Demonstructors

    Why do the dems think they can continue to spend without paying for anything. They are excellent at kicking the can down the road for my children and grandchildren to pay. Sooner or later, just like in Greece, you have to pay the piper. Our democratic Senate cannot continue spending the money our grandcildren will be paying. There is nothing worse than punishing those who work hard to be successful all to support those with their hands out for a government freebee. Accept it is not free. Why hasn't a single banker been convicted of a crime under Obama? The bankers and Wall street executives are the ones who got us in this mess and no one has been held accountable.

    December 19, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  16. Killdeer

    @Dave. When that pipeline leaks into the aquifer I do hope you are one of the ones that have to drink the polluted water. For the sake of expediency you and the GOP are willing to risk the lives and livlihoods of hundreds of thousands of people.

    December 19, 2011 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  17. ThePastaSauce

    SERIOUSLY!!! The Senate passes a short-term bill for 2-months so they can go home for the holidays and debate the issues when they come back in January. That is the equivalent of asking your child to clean the house before they go and play so they put the dishes in the sink and sweep the dirt under the rug so they can clean it up later after they come home from playing. These are adults, not 10-year old children, or maybe they are the same!!! Make them do their jobs or vote them out and make them find new ones!!!! The Senate is a JOKE!!!!

    December 19, 2011 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  18. Davidk

    Because of the directions of it's intellectual leader, Rush Limbaugh, the GOP will do whatever it takes to make sure Obama doesn't get re-elected. That includes ruining the economy and polarizing politics like never seen before. Remembering Limbaugh's famous "I hope Obama fails! I want him to fail!' brings nothing but sadness to my heart. So much hate in the GOP. They are so unpatriotic...all Americans are in this together, not just the rich and wealthy.

    December 19, 2011 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  19. strangerq

    Boehner has lost complete control over the Republican Party and allowed the right wing radicals to take control.

    ^ Also agreed. He said he would support the Senates extension, then the tea party tail wagged the dog and that was that.

    December 19, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  20. Mike

    Does he have any idea how bad the GOP looks right now? For those of you out there who don't care to vote for Obama, but can't stomach these guys either, go to "Americans Elect". It's a national movement to draft and elect independents.

    December 19, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  21. pgc

    Let's face reality – everyone wants to vote out the current Congress regardless of party affiliation but they will not vote out their own Senator or Congressperson so the cycle goes on and on and on. Any logical or reasonable person if they spend less than 30 seconds thinking about can only come to one conclusion – the only plausible solution is term limits. If Boehner was done with his "term", I would like to think he would tell the right wing morons in his party to shove it!!

    December 19, 2011 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  22. Taylor

    Kip wake up!!!!!!! Trickle down does not work. Also Kip explain to me Why is it that the Republicans fight so hard to keep the Bush Tax Cuts, but reject anything that helps the middle class. Somebody explain that nonsense!!!

    December 19, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  23. ralph

    Where are all the jobs our "Job Creators" have created so far? Has anyone ever asked how many jobs were created by the millionaire stock market investors who also have the advantage of the Bush tax cuts? GOP, you are a joke!

    Why must there always be an add on, like the pipeline to any legislation. just another way to put a gun to the middle class heads. Term limits and benifit adjustments to all politicians is the answer.

    December 19, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  24. angela

    Kick Grover Norquist out of politics. We didn't vote for him!!!!!!!!!

    December 19, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  25. Chuk

    This is Boehner's problem. When Republicans sufficiently paint themselves into a corner and have no way out then they would have reaped the seeds they've been sowing. This is just the beginning. Senate Democrats, don't bail them out.

    December 19, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
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