February 16th, 2012
04:10 PM ET
11 years ago

Payroll tax deal heads to final House, Senate votes

Washington (CNN) - A bipartisan group of congressional negotiators signed off on an agreement Thursday to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits while avoiding a fee cut for Medicare doctors for the rest of the year.

The measure now goes to the House and Senate for final votes.


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  1. diridi

    Do not believe this congress because this is the Election Year. This congress is "Horrible". True, true, true...replace.

    February 16, 2012 07:40 am at 7:40 am |
  2. Charlie from the North

    Hey here's an idea: Let's elect a Congress for whom doing the right thing is not described as "A compromise".

    February 16, 2012 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
  3. stevie

    This silly tax cut is an electin year gimmick and robs Social Secuity. This, along with Obama robbing hundres of billions os dollars from Medicare is a complete disaster and only increases the debt.

    February 16, 2012 07:55 am at 7:55 am |

    I can't wait to vote out those Blue Dogs. They are nothing but DINOs.

    February 16, 2012 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    I love the conservative bloggers who post stuff about how it is the Republicans who want a one year deal, and blame Democrats for the two month deal worked out in December. They say this despite the fact that Republicans in Congress have been fighting against it since day one, going all the way back to December 2010 when Republicans were forced to accept it asa part of the deal to extend the Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthy. They say this despite the fact that the Tea Party Republicans have been against the cut no matter what.

    Finally, they still insist on denying the fact that Republicans have been against a tax cut despite the fact that headlines over the past week announced that Boehner, Cantor, Inc. announced that they were caving in and allowing the tax cut to go forward without amending agregious demands to the bill; repeal of ACA, pipeline approvals, repeal of Dodd-Frank, marriage amendment, and a litany of other "conservative values".

    February 16, 2012 08:31 am at 8:31 am |