Political dispute creates GOP split between House and Senate
December 20th, 2011
07:01 PM ET
8 years ago

Political dispute creates GOP split between House and Senate

Washington (CNN) - At the end of another long and confusing day of political wrangling over extending the payroll tax cut, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked a question on everybody's mind.

"The public has to be concerned and wondering why on Earth are we not getting a payroll tax cut when everybody says they're for it," Pelosi, D-California, said at a news conference Tuesday.


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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    It is now a fact, the republican party is the party of higher taxes, unlimited spending, ($11 trillion of our national debt), and the party that is weak in fighting terror.

    December 20, 2011 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  2. vic , nashville ,tn

    I never thought House republicans will go this low. Simple damage has done

    December 20, 2011 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  3. Four and The Door

    "The public has to be concerned and wondering why on Earth are we not getting a payroll tax cut when everybody says they're for it," Pelosi, D-California, said at a news conference Tuesday.
    Nancy is not used to actually having to pay for stuff, so please forgive her. Based on her 2 years in 2009 and 2010, it was basically; Want it? Got it! Let the next generation of American schmucks pay for it, right? What good is credit if you can't use it? Spend spend spend spend spend spend spend spend spend spend...

    December 20, 2011 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  4. Bonnie

    Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

    December 20, 2011 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  5. Gino Martell

    Can Eric Cantor???be recalled? Is anyone talking about running against him?

    December 20, 2011 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  6. Len

    I am sure you are all glad you voted for the Tea Party in 2010.....Question Why did you? Oh yea...Get the Blackman out of office....Bunch of hypocrites...make sure you go to church on Sunday to clean so you can hate again on Monday.

    December 20, 2011 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  7. Ex-GOP Con


    GOPTEA: Tax cuts for everyone....unless you are the working middle class. In that case, we're just going to use it as ransom unless the rich can get richer.

    December 20, 2011 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  8. The LONE OKIE

    The media needs to stop reporting something passed, until its cleared both houses.

    December 20, 2011 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  9. The LONE OKIE

    Christmas, ah humbug!

    December 20, 2011 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  10. Keith in Austin

    Now we've been reduced to quoting Nancy Pelosi? Are you kidding?

    December 20, 2011 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  11. Valerie from Raleigh

    Let's hope the 2012 election puts President Obama back in the White House and sends home "soundly" the Republican Tea Parters in the House of Representatives who have been standing in the way of progress. This group has finally done it -- and many Americans will have their taxes raised next year and many other unemployed Americans will lose their Unemployment Benefits. This is the same bunch who failed to vote to raise the debt limit which caused a downgrading of our financial system. If ever there was a group that needs to be voted out and sent packing, it is this bunch of losers.

    December 20, 2011 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  12. Larry L

    Recall Republican Senators – now! They are an enemy to the majority of Americans and to democracy. Fascism is their goal.

    December 20, 2011 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  13. T'sah from Virginia

    ►Political dispute creates GOP split between House and Senate
    It’s do or die because half of the PUBS are not having it
    It’s “splitsville” NOW or the more “moderates” will die soon
    If they “continue” to hide behind the far-RIGHT buffoons!!

    Someone needs to set the far-RIGHT straight; this is a country of diversity and they need to get use to it.

    Obama 2012!!

    December 20, 2011 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  14. J.V.Hodgson

    The only split is in the Republican party especially that part of it in the House of Representatives wher the teaparty element seems to think they control the whole thing and Boehner Et al and Mc Connell believe that stopping anything that even remotely helps a better rate of economic growth lowering unemployment will get them the presidency and A majority of wins in the 2012 elections so thay can govern.
    They need to listen to Senator McCain with whom I rarely agree, but this is one time I do and very strongly.

    December 20, 2011 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  15. ST

    The leadership of Speaker Boehner is full of many cracks thats why the House is a total mess! I would love to see where he stands in polls. Might be on minus.

    December 21, 2011 02:52 am at 2:52 am |
  16. Donkey Party

    Simple solution, Civil War 2. Let's just eradicate the filthy right-wingers once and for all, please.

    December 21, 2011 04:13 am at 4:13 am |
  17. Namejkane

    Cantor, who couldn't vote for disaster aid for his own state without strings attached,boner, ryan and the mummy are totally incapable of passing any bill that would help the American people. To bad they let the extremest hijack the republican party. And they think their going to get elected in 2012 for more of the same. Republicans and independents as well as DEMS are unemployed as well and the ones that still have s job need these temperary tax breaks. If it was for big oil it would have sailed through the house.. DEMS win in a landslide 2012,

    December 21, 2011 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  18. Peter E

    Seriously, this is getting ridiculous. We constantly heard republicans whine about needing responsible, up or down votes. Now it is they who refuse to allow for one.
    All hail king Boehner, the anointed one! Only he alone may decide on every issue from now on!

    December 21, 2011 07:49 am at 7:49 am |