Senate GOP leader predicts a payroll tax deal
December 11th, 2011
10:46 AM ET
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Senate GOP leader predicts a payroll tax deal

Washington (CNN) - Congress will agree to extend the payroll tax cut before it expires at the end of the year, two leading conservative Senate Republicans said Sunday.

The comments demonstrated the GOP shift on a proposal originally opposed by Republican leaders, even as each side continues trying to persuade the other of the best legislative approach to take.


Filed under: Congress • Dick Durbin • Lindsey Graham • Mitch McConnell • Senate • Taxes
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Larry L

    This guy should be recalled for what he's done to the Senate and to America. When your only goal is political defeat of the President, and you engineer over 95 filibusters to block all debate you're not looking for democracy. That sort of right-wing leader is trying to establish a fascist government where the wealthy control everything. This slimey politician is the poster child for everything that's wrong with American politics, and needs to be removed from office at the next opportunity – or sooner!

    December 11, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  2. vic , nashville ,tn

    No more payroll tax cut , No more Bush tax cut is that simple

    December 11, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  3. Squigman

    Hey pinch face, Did you finally get what your masters wanted you to get? I hope you, and your entire party of retardlicans get smoked this next election. This will never get published. The editor is in the pocket of republicans.

    December 11, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  4. The LONE OKIE

    The Publicans have been in power 10 of the last 12 years, TARP was Bush's idea. I don't see any change. The Middle Class needs to vote their "pocketbook". 2012 will be freezes and cuts for the poor & middle class. No jobs & record home losses. Tax cuts haven't did anything.

    December 11, 2011 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Notice how republicans put the interests of 160 million Americans at risk for the benefit of big oil? The great commonwealth of Kentucky has to regret sending this idiot to the senate.

    December 11, 2011 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    When was the last time any republican did something that would help 99.8% of Americans?

    December 11, 2011 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  7. SecedingfromTexas

    McConnell and Co. are still touting the "20,000" jobs created malarky. The CEO of Trans Canada said that 13,000
    jobs could be created using the "one person, one year" calculations. Meaning, according to him, that this
    project, if lasting two years, could create 6,500 jobs in each of the two years.
    In fact, the project could cause the loss of more jobs than created due to the environmental damage it would cost.
    So, attaching this to the payroll tax cut bill is fraudulent. A case of say anything, so anything to obstruct.

    December 11, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  8. SecedingfromTexas

    meant to say "say anything, DO anything", sorry.

    December 11, 2011 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  9. Just a thought

    Are there people that actually support the antics of McConnell and the rest of the GOP / Tea haters? I can't think of anything more damaging to this country than what McConnell and his cohorts brought on this country.
    President Obama has worked very hard to fix the problems, but McConnell in his mission to make him a one term president, has fought everything with the GOP/Tea parties favorite word "NO, NO and NO again". In other words, we (The GOP/Tea party) have made a huge mess out of this country and we will fight anyone "tooth and nail" trying to fix it.

    That's supposed to be patriotism...NOT

    December 11, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    How do you spell 'disaster?' R – E – P – U – B – L -I – C – A – N

    December 11, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I suppose creating 6500 jobs a year for two years is a big deal to republicans who oversaw the loss of 8 million in Bush's last three years.

    December 11, 2011 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  12. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I meant the loss of 8 million jobs, sorry.

    December 11, 2011 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  13. GI Joe

    One of the slimiest, most disgusting people I've seen in all my years. Yep......Kentucky folks are just as stupid as Texas folks.

    December 11, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  14. T'sah from Virginia

    President Obama already WARNED that he would VETO anything that comes to him that has "attachments" – I guess OLDconnell wants to call his BLUFF!!!

    Obama 2012

    December 11, 2011 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  15. SecedingfromTexas

    Aww, GIJoe, not all Texans are stupid. As my very young nephew used to say, "I regret that remark".

    December 11, 2011 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  16. Democrat No Longer

    Larry L

    "When your only goal is political defeat of the President"
    Are all liberals this naive and ignorant? As if Democrats didn't do the same thing when there was a Republican president. So by your ignorant reasoning, the Democrat leadership should have also been tossed back then?

    December 11, 2011 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |