What the payroll tax deal would do
December 22nd, 2011
07:21 PM ET
11 years ago

What the payroll tax deal would do

New York (CNNMoney) - So it looks like the payroll tax holiday will continue after all.

Under intense public and political pressure, House Speaker John Boehner relented Thursday.


Filed under: Congress • Taxes
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  1. Logic in LA

    What it will do most is add more to our deficit. We have taxes for a reason and to just arbitrarily cut them as this was done last year is irresponsible. We cannot afford to give money to people because we think it a nice thing to do. The unemployed need help. The elderly need help, and the poor. But people with jobs want money, but don't really need the break.
    Must be election time in DC.

    December 22, 2011 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    He held those tears back though!!! Maybe he grew up a little bit!! But I betcha now he is balling his butt off, sucking his thumb and hoping like hell this vote go through!!!

    Obama 2012

    December 22, 2011 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  3. Larry L

    We won't forget how you once again put politics ahead of the American people. Republicans need to go!

    December 22, 2011 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    The fight is simply postponed due to Xmas, and the stunt pulled by Reid, will make it a tougher fight in February.

    December 22, 2011 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  5. Really,

    Boehner Sold Us Out, Time for him to GO

    December 23, 2011 06:26 am at 6:26 am |
  6. The Greedy Old PIgs have declared class war on US!

    Time to Occupy GOBP deathcult offices around the country and demand an end to the Bush tax cuts for the filthy rich and the new millionaire's surtax. Those things are the real problem and what the extreme rightwing radicals are fighting to avoid, while ignoring the 99%. OWS!

    December 23, 2011 07:12 am at 7:12 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    If Spkr. Boehner can pass it, then he can go home with less egg on his face. That is IF he can get it passed. Nothing is assured, but the procedure I think he wants to use to expedite gives him a little more control and confidence that the vote will turn out to his satisfaction.

    Happy Holidays and Safe Travels, To All.

    December 23, 2011 09:03 am at 9:03 am |