Obama calls for vote on payroll tax cut extension
December 20th, 2011
02:10 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama calls for vote on payroll tax cut extension

(CNN) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that a two-month extension passed by the Senate is the "only viable way" to prevent a tax increase on January 1, and he called on House Republicans to pass the plan supported by a majority of Senate Republicans.

He called on the House Republican leadership to hold an up-or-down vote on a Senate plan to extend the payroll tax cut for two months.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    Four and The Door wrote:

    Let the tax cut expire. 2 months extension to do what? Figure out what we want to do? I don't think anyone is confused. The House made that clear. Do it right or let the cuts expire.
    Short term memory fails you? Democrats pushed for a one year tax cut last year this time. Republicans fought them tooth and nail to give up only one year for the payroll tax cut, in return for two more years of the BTCs. Democrats have been fighting for another year extension since last year. Republicans were against the tax cuts and any extensions before they looked at the polls and were suddenly for them....with amendments. I don't know what you're talking about and neither do you.

    December 20, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  2. Stephanie

    Your're correct Sniffit. The Speaker should be summoned to the White House. I just want or President to stand tall on this one. I'm so tired of the GOP-TBers I could scream.

    December 20, 2011 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  3. Keyser Soze

    The House GOP cowards won't hold an up/down vote because if they vote against it they know they would be toast.
    Weeper of the House promised transparency - as in bills would not contain things like a pipeline with a payroll tax vote.
    The job creators the Weeper speaks of don't exist. Job creators are the Middle Class who create demand when they have steady, wage-appropriate jobs. Speaking of, pass the jobs bills Bonehead.

    December 20, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
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