Senate passes amended payroll tax cut extension
December 23rd, 2011
09:36 AM ET
3 years ago

Senate passes amended payroll tax cut extension

Washington (CNN) - The Senate passed an amended version of the two-month extension of the payroll tax cut Friday, contingent on final approval by the House of Representatives.


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  1. Rudy NYC

    House This is a seminal moment for Joehn Bohner. [did I misspell his name? sorry Joehn]

    Seriously, John Boehner has allowed himself to be regarded as someone who cannot be trusted to negotiate in good faith, someone who cannot deliver on his promises, and someone who cannot be consistent on where he stands and what he is for. His House leadership has been a downhill descent into this moment. His political career is in a rut that he has carved out for himself. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth of the hole. This story isn't yet finished.

    December 23, 2011 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  2. diridi

    good luck, Democrats, stay united, fight for this nation from the wretched fangs of greedy bums of GOP. Obama2012.

    December 23, 2011 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  3. gt

    rick perry is right....social security is a ponzi scam... anytime these politians and get there hands on your money you can bet the house they will spend it.. never really thought much about private accounts ,,,now i do...harry reid and the senate are nothing but street corner card sharks...

    December 23, 2011 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  4. Big George in Big D

    That's too bad. They need to quit messing with Social Security funds and make that big aaasd money-spending POTUS quit his misuse of taxpayers money!

    December 23, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  5. Ed 1

    What a joke I guess we get to see this play over again in two months.

    America wake up we don't need more debt unless you are a die hard liberal or one of the 49% of the people that don't pay taxes.

    December 23, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  6. T'sah from Virginia

    ►Senate passes amended payroll tax cut extension◄
    "...contingent on final approval by the House..." of apprehension
    But I am sure it will get done by the reluctant Party of No
    Or else in 2012 or beyond, MOST will not know which way to go

    In the first place – why was this held up? The Republicans "really" thought they can call a "bluff" once again as they did since taking over the House.........It backfired and they lost big time. They better make a New Year's resolution in order to try and REDEEM themselves. They need to stop the “bull-crap” and work with President Obama; especially since they have NO ONE on the Right that can beat him and they cannot be obstructionist forever!!

    Obama 2012!!

    December 23, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    This outcome has been predicted for months by blog participants.

    sniffit – June 3, 2011 " Weak jobs report sets Washington abuzz "
    The Real Tom Paine – June 13, 2011 " NH Dems on GOP field: 'Irritating, but not dangerous' "
    sniffit – June 22, 2011 " Huntsman meeting with potential donors in South Carolina "

    ...and many more times since those early dates. Everyone could see that this standoff was the inevitable conclusion to an ideological battle over middle class tax cuts. The Tea Party has felt that messaging would win the day simply because conservatives have been *very* successful in the messaging battle.

    Their messaging failed. Let this round be proof positive that The People are no longer swayed by the conservative messaging machine. The Republican Party has been put on notice that their failed policies have recognized, the schemes have been exposed, and The People are ready to make real changes in Washington DC to make government work, not destroy it.

    December 23, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  8. Ray E. (Georgia)

    So will Harry Reid now bring up the Budget for a vote??? Or will we wait another year???

    December 23, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |