BREAKING: House passes payroll tax cut deal
February 17th, 2012
11:46 AM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: House passes payroll tax cut deal

(CNN) - The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan deal Friday morning extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while also avoiding a Medicare fee cut for doctors for the rest of the year.

The measure was approved in a 293-132 vote.


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  1. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    About time they got something done. If it weren't a election year, no deal would have been made.

    February 17, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  2. Four and The Door

    ...and just like that our national debt goes up $100 billion. We need some new faces in Washington. This is a scam.

    February 17, 2012 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  3. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    $100 billion closer to driving the country over the financial cliff so that Obama can bribe us with our own retirement money. Party on people! I'm sure the Greeks never thought a day of reckoning would come too. How wrong they were. Now they have virtually NO control over their country and its future. The other countries are dictating terms to them and they can't refuse them. Pretty soon our creditors will be able to do the same thing to us. Send your thank you cards to Obama, Reid and Pelosi when the Chinese start dictating terms to us.

    February 17, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  4. American

    Congratulations to President Obama and American middle class for getting both sides to work together...finally

    February 17, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  5. Fair is Fair

    Should have let it expire.

    February 17, 2012 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  6. vic , nashville ,tn

    Bush Tax cut nothing for some people but when its comes to Payroll tax cut they count the penny

    February 17, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  7. R

    @GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE
    "About time they got something done. If it weren't a election year, no deal would have been made."

    Agreed. It's pretty sad that both parties only get serious about getting things done duing an election year, just so they can look like they are doing their job.

    February 17, 2012 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  8. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    I am looking forward to send all this money to Obama's opponent this fall. It is the BEST use of this money. Getting RID of Obama is the best economic recovery measure we can take.

    February 17, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Judging from the vote totals, the Democrats provided most of the "ayes" and the Tea Party provided most of the "nays." Hey, CNN, where are the totals along party lines?

    February 17, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  10. Four and The Door

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth
    I am looking forward to send all this money to Obama's opponent this fall. It is the BEST use of this money.
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    Truth, I like your idea! How perfect of a backfire would that be? He thought this money was buying votes for him and Joe.

    February 17, 2012 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Four wrote:

    ...and just like that our national debt goes up $100 billion.
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    Our debt did not exactly go up by $100 billion. The Treasury has billions of dollars worth of IOUs with the SS fund. The fund effective demand immediate payment on $100 billion worth of them, which naturally means the Treasury has to borrow more, probably from the SS fund. It's called accounting sleight of hand.

    February 17, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  12. Robert Jay

    Uh – what happened to the moronic vow the tea pots took? I see though the moronic republicans are still out there somewhere reaaly p-- them off that some poor people might pay less in taxes and they might have to pay more – great people in this country

    February 17, 2012 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  13. stars

    Time for the teabagger to start packing dont want to see their faces ever vote dem 2012

    February 17, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  14. Obama's Snake Oil on Sale - Git yur lies and deceit here!!

    Rudy NYC - It's called accounting sleight of hand
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    Now don't be dissin' my spectacular smoke and mirrors snake oil show by demeaning it as an accounting gimmick. Smoke, mirrors and snake oil is an art form which it has taken me years to master and I will not have it denegrated.

    February 17, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |