Boehner: House will reject Senate payroll tax plan
December 19th, 2011
11:00 AM ET
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Boehner: House will reject Senate payroll tax plan

Washington (CNN) - Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Monday morning he expects the GOP-controlled House of Representatives to reject the Senate's two-month extension of the payroll tax cut and instead pass a measure by the end of the day reinforcing the need for a one-year continuation.

The speaker said he wants the issue to be taken up by a House-Senate conference committee - something which would require the Democratic-controlled Senate to return from its holiday break.

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  1. Anonymous

    Prediction: Big breaks for billionaires. The rest of us get sold out. Your GOBP deathcult in action. Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

    December 19, 2011 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  2. Keith in Austin

    Stand firm on the FICA reduction GOP! Don't allow a 2-month PUNT that will ultimately end up in another year-long Obama SPENDING mess. Force Liberal Democrats to compromise by CUTTING elsewhere to pay for it! Don't succumb to Obama's class warfare tactics certain to come either!

    December 19, 2011 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  3. diridi

    Drama by GOP idiots....that' all. They want to ruin your Social Security, and Medicare...o.k, These GOP idiots are for Rich, Oil, Corporate....Not for Middle Class...

    December 19, 2011 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    I hope people realize that Republicans are trying to bypass the normal review process for projects of this nature. Republicans have grossly inflated the number of jobs that would result from the construction and maintenance of the pipeline. Remember how Rick Perry declared in a debate that the project would create over million jobs? Sen. McConnell was on morning talk shows over a week ago and clearly stated that the project would create over a 100,000 jobs.

    Over the past week Republican estimates have been steadily declining. I think the lowest figure that I have heard from a conservative has been "tens of thousands" of jobs. Most estimates place the figure well under 10,000 for construction, and then euphemistically estimate another 10,000 permanent jobs. Half of those jobs would be in Canada simply because half of the pipeline is in Canada.

    December 19, 2011 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  5. diridi

    Insertion of Pipeline in Bill is "Halliburton of America" in the hands of Saudi, which will be sold to India, China, etc. Look, Saudi is remotely buying this nation and paid to GOP thugs....watch out...

    December 19, 2011 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Sometimes, what people do not say is even more important than what the actually do say? Have you noticed that no one has been promising that the pipeline would help reduce prices? Or reduce US dependence on foreign oil?

    The price of oil coming from the region where the pipeline would serve is currently sold at a discount because of the expense of traveling the distance to retrieve it. The pipeline would remove that cost factor, which allow the resources to be sold at higher price. BTW, the pipeline is going straight to the Gulf of Mexico where it can fill up the new supertankers heading to other parts of the world, not North America.

    December 19, 2011 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  7. Indy

    Cantor should make Time Magazines most useless person of the year and his firing will be one of the better moments in the new year, followed by Boehner,McConnell being kicked to the curb.

    December 19, 2011 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  8. Jules

    There are not enough Republicans with a brain in their head instead of ideology to join the Dems to get this dione? What a sorry state of affairs and what an ineffective Speaker of the House John Boehner is. He is the most ineffective Speaker I remember in all my 50 years following politics. The left can say what they want about Nancy Pelosi and sometimes she was a bit too left for me, but by gosh, she could keep this country moving. I miss Nancy.

    December 19, 2011 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  9. fred ca

    One hopes the repubs have learned that compromise means doing it obama's way, even though he is not aware of what his way is. Remember, he has to raise a billion dollars for re-coronation, take care of his chicago and wall street buds and still make his tee time. He doesn't have time to spare on thought and discussion.

    December 19, 2011 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  10. da

    So at what point will the DNC start to target all the Republicans that are up for re-election and point out to everyone in America about how they were going to focus on jobs? Seriously, it is time for people to remember exactly, why these bozos were sent to Congress and have done everything, but what they were sent there to do!!! It is time to HIT THEM AND HIT HARD!!! Talking points in every news setting should always bring up the fact of what they were suppose to do!!

    December 19, 2011 09:22 am at 9:22 am |