Obama issues veto threat over payroll tax cut
December 13th, 2011
01:58 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama issues veto threat over payroll tax cut

(CNN) - President Barack Obama would veto a House Republican proposal to extend the payroll tax cut - tied to speeding approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline - if it reached his desk, according to a White House policy statement Tuesday. The measure will come up for a House vote later Tuesday and if it passes, would then require approval by the Democratic-led Senate before going to Obama.

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  1. DAK


    Go ahead obama veto it..I dare you. you have made a mess of everything you touched domestically and abroad..we have your number and we are sick of your arrogence...NOOBAMA 2012!"

    Ask Osama and Gadaffi if the President has messed up "everything."

    December 13, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:
    You know, they said the same thing about the trans-Alaska pipeline back in the 70's / 80's. Nothing but a bunch of left-wing environmentalist gloom and doom sensationalism.
    Actually, nothing but a bunch of grossly inaccurate predictions on the benefits of cheaper oil and gas. The prices went up like skyrockets throughtout its' construction and after it was completed. I guess they had to pay for it somehow.

    December 13, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  3. The Real Tom Paine

    Democrats answer to everything, TAX THE RICH, TAX BUSINESS, the oil companies, like most companies, have been running lean and mean because cutting jobs is an easy way to increase your profitability. I know this because I deal with the oil companies and pipelines on a daily basis in my job. Reduce staff, run lean, cut corners with safety and compliance is how they have been operating because the millionaires running the companies don't give a rat's a$$ about the people who make their companies run. They then turn and scream about regs strangling them when its their own business plans that are killing this country, while they laugh all the way to the bank.

    December 13, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  4. diridi

    GOP idiots stand for OIL...................Veto forthwith. Nation needs you to veto.

    December 13, 2011 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Obama didn't shut down drilling in the Gulf, BP did. When a child misbehaves and gets sent to bed with no dinner, do you blame the parent for the kid being hungry that night? No. He brought it on himself by being a little sh-t. Same here
    Excellent analogy, Sniffit. They (the GOP) are indeed acting like a bunch of little turds.

    December 13, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
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