Republicans blame Democrats for economic uncertainty
December 19th, 2011
04:26 PM ET
11 years ago

Republicans blame Democrats for economic uncertainty

New York (CNNMoney) - House Republicans say the two-month payroll tax cut extension passed overwhelmingly by the Senate would inject uncertainty into the economy.

"A two-month extension creates uncertainty and will cause problems for people who are trying to create jobs in the private sector," House Speaker John Boehner said Monday.


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  1. Anonymous

    "Uncertainty is absolutely a problem when business managers and owners are considering new investments like hiring, buying equipment and even developing new products."

    Wow, you really don't understand how it works, do you? It's quite simple: when demand goes up, people get hired. When demand goes down, people get laid off. Equipment purchases also go up as demand rises. As for the rest of your rightwing nuttiness, no well-managed company ever stops developing new products.

    December 19, 2011 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "North Korea is a very poor country. The leadership has trouble feeding its own people even as they spend whatever money they have on the military
    It is painfully obvious that all the "evil rich" people have bankrupted the country and oppressed the middle class in North Korea. Workers of the world, unite! Break out the guillotines and pitch forks and ... wait a minute!"
    What's hard to understand about this? NK spends all its money on the military and it screws the people and bankrupts the gov't. Do you have any idea how analogous that is to the USA? Seriously dude...are you typing from a Speak & Spell? You seem to have the mental capacity of a kindergartner.

    December 19, 2011 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  3. GonzoinHouston

    It takes a lotta damn gall to wreck the economy, obstruct every effort to fix the economy, and then blame the results on the other party. I sincerely hope that nobody outside of the Tea Party believes them.

    December 19, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  4. T'sah from Virginia

    ►House Republicans say the two-month payroll tax cut extension passed overwhelmingly by the Senate would inject uncertainty into the economy.◄

    OMG – The Republicans were saying this for the past three years when they "continuously" demanded that the TAX BREAKS for the RICH stay in place. Here it is three years later and they are singing the same old song....

    ♫ Oh Uncertainty – Oh Uncertainty ♫
    The BIG Corps are in dire need
    To get that bonus- Keep that money
    For themselves – and NOT you or me!!

    ♫ The Repubs protect – The Richie Rich – They know damn well – Karma is a *itch ♫

    ♫ Oh Uncertainty – Oh Uncertainty ♫
    Pubs are full of CRAP – Hon – est – ly!!

    Sung to the tune of "Oh Christmas Tree" – if you didn't pick that up!

    Obama 2012

    December 19, 2011 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  5. once upon a horse

    the only thing that is certain is with the GOP the income gap is going to get wider and wider. If you're in the upper 1 or 2% you will have little to no worries. One of the reasons Congress polls at a low 9% approval is that we are tired of the finger pointing on BOTH sides and nothing getting done. Throw ALL these bums out in 2012.

    December 19, 2011 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |

    Blame yourselves, people. Remember the 2010 mid-term elections? Yeah, maybe in 2012 you'll show up and vote.

    December 19, 2011 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  7. jim

    Let's get this straight. Corporate profits and cash reserves are at the highest point ever, but we need to lower their taxes so they can 'make jobs?' They already have all the money! Where's the jobs!? The Uncertainity is the GOP blocking any effort to provide the guidance necessary to get the economy going again!!

    December 19, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  8. Adp

    A 2 month tax extension would not have been necessary if unwanted riders weren't constantly being attached by House Republicans ala Keystone Pipeline.

    Pass clean bills.

    December 19, 2011 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  9. James Mason

    Wow – there's a shocker! The party that brought us two unfunded wars, one of them fraudulently justified making them essentially war criminals, and a world-wide economic recession – wants to blame the Democrats!

    December 19, 2011 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  10. JWR

    Can someone from the GOP please name the "job creators". Who are they? Why hasn't the public heard from them? Why won't these mythical "job creators" publicly define what is needed for them to create jobs? Who are they? If they're small business owners, why won't they come forward? .

    December 19, 2011 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
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