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Breaking: House GOP agrees to Senate’s two-month payroll-tax bill (McConnell’s blueprint)
Hotair ^ | 12/22/2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on 12/22/2011 1:50:50 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Just across from National Journal. Our dumb national nightmare is over.

House Republicans on Thursday crumpled under the weight of White House and public pressure and have agreed to pass a two-month extension of the 2 percent payroll-tax cut, Republican and Democratic sources told National Journal…

The House will pass the two-month extension with a technical correction to the language designed to minimize difficulties businesses might experience implementing the short-term, two-month tax cut extension.

In exchange, Reid agreed to appoint several Senate Democrats to start negotiating with the House on a full-year payroll-tax holiday extension, which is right in line with McConnell’s blueprint from this morning. Updates are coming but let’s get this up since news is breaking. Two questions to mull while we wait. One: Does the “technical correction” mentioned by National Journal mean the Senate will have to return and pass the House’s version of the bill? I thought the House was under pressure to pass the Senate bill precisely because the upper chamber wasn’t going to reconvene before New Year’s. Two: If you’re going to cave, why not take Rove’s advice and wait another week, when people will be even more distracted by the holidays? Particularly strange is that this is breaking within just a few hours of The One holding a presser to demand action with middle-class taxpayers lovingly arrayed behind him. Now it looks like even more of a capitulation than it is. Merry Christmas from the GOP, champ. Exit quotation from Philip Klein: “So instead of story being ‘Obama caves on Keystone’ it’ll be ‘GOP caves on middle class tax cut’ Great work!”

Update: The House Republican conference call on the bill is set for 5 p.m. Serious question: If he can’t muster enough GOP votes to pass this thing despite overwhelming support from Democrats, is he done as Speaker?

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1 posted on 12/22/2011 1:50:52 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

bump.

Surrender in progress


2 posted on 12/22/2011 1:53:36 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

How stupid! Why pick a fight and then give in? Now the rats look like winners.


3 posted on 12/22/2011 1:53:36 PM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: SeekAndFind

In exchange, Reid agreed to appoint several Senate Democrats to start negotiating with the House on a full-year payroll-tax holiday extension

are they kidding ,another “Comedy Troop” being formed


4 posted on 12/22/2011 1:53:50 PM PST by molson209
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To: SeekAndFind

The Stupid Party lives up to its name. Again.


5 posted on 12/22/2011 1:54:18 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think John BONER needs to be shown the door.
There is no opposition party. This is sick.


6 posted on 12/22/2011 1:55:21 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: SeekAndFind

The republicans always manage to let the democrats outmaneuver them and end up looking like the bad guys.

Of course with the media spinning for the democrats the republicans are always outnumbered 2 to 1.


7 posted on 12/22/2011 1:55:24 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: SeekAndFind
In exchange, Reid agreed to appoint several Senate Democrats to start negotiating with the House on a full-year payroll-tax holiday extension,...

WOOHOO!!!!

Another "panel of experts" to brainfart the time away!

8 posted on 12/22/2011 1:56:25 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SeekAndFind
The GOP is dead. Has been dying for a long time. It is also very stupid and very un-American.
9 posted on 12/22/2011 1:57:31 PM PST by mulligan
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To: SeekAndFind





10 posted on 12/22/2011 1:57:46 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If the Democrat-Hayakawas want 2 months of stupid, I am on board /Bohner

11 posted on 12/22/2011 1:59:10 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: GeronL
Surrender in progress

Good for them, sticking to what they are best at and running with it! /s

12 posted on 12/22/2011 1:59:50 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SeekAndFind

As always... gutless in the end.


13 posted on 12/22/2011 2:01:41 PM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"..If you’re going to cave, why not take Rove’s advice and wait another week, when people will be even more distracted by the holidays?.."

This way they go home early.

14 posted on 12/22/2011 2:01:52 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: EGPWS
The Stupid Party lost because 80% of American are stupid. No one even wanted to tell the truth that this “Tax” break just makes Social Security that much more insolvent. Are you hearing the 60 million Retired Seniors (or whatever the number) complain? No Sir, the RATS sure didn't publicize that fact.
15 posted on 12/22/2011 2:02:02 PM PST by DAC21
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To: EGPWS

Even the media knows what happened.

16 posted on 12/22/2011 2:02:02 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

Boener caves again.


17 posted on 12/22/2011 2:03:04 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Was there any doubt at all that the timid little geek would give in to the big bully on the corner?

My favorite saying: “The Republican party, the go along to get along party.”

I have never been wrong in saying this statement. It happens every time, over and over and over. It’s like Groundhog day.

It would be funny if we didn’t lose some of our freedoms each time they “compromised” (real meaning caved in) away any real progress they may have made.

They, alone, are responsible for the mess we now find ourselves in due to their suicidal desire to jump over the cliff as lemmings do....each and every time.

A third party is desperately needed NOW, for if we stick with the GOP (and their hand picked candidate, Romney) we will go past the point of no return and all become slaves of the Socialist government.


18 posted on 12/22/2011 2:03:13 PM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: SeekAndFind

they’re dead to me.


19 posted on 12/22/2011 2:03:23 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

OK who had 4PM today in the Boner Cave-in pool?


20 posted on 12/22/2011 2:04:17 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: EGPWS

and another stonewall set up...to the next crisis. Another earhtquake in the DC area is in order. Maybe a human one.


21 posted on 12/22/2011 2:04:48 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: GeronL

Boehner folded up like a cheap suit, as expected.

Obama’s Air Force One plane is warming up for the Hawaii flight even as we speak.

Obama nailed it again.

Thanks for nothing Mr. Boehner


22 posted on 12/22/2011 2:05:21 PM PST by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind

Just another rollover-and-play-dead exercise by Boner and friends. We truly have one party in DC.


23 posted on 12/22/2011 2:05:48 PM PST by afnamvet (Patriots Rising.....Donate to Free Republic....... It's the right thing to do.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe this type of butt licking shows we need Ron Paul.


24 posted on 12/22/2011 2:05:48 PM PST by ProudFossil
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To: Venturer

I’M OUTTA HERE! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!


25 posted on 12/22/2011 2:06:09 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ProudFossil
“Maybe this type of butt licking shows we need Ron Paul”

I'm certain you forgot the sarcasm tag

26 posted on 12/22/2011 2:08:37 PM PST by DAC21
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To: Iron Munro

Exactly. Thanks for saving me the keystrokes.


27 posted on 12/22/2011 2:08:39 PM PST by Obadiah (If U don't believe you can win, then there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Another win for them. Over and over again. These people in Washington do not care about us.


28 posted on 12/22/2011 2:08:49 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: DAC21
No one even wanted to tell the truth that this “Tax” break just makes Social Security that much more insolvent.

Well, THAT is just the work of progressives as usual.

Create a problem to fix a problem only to create 3 more problems with the fix because of lack of thinking only to scramble to fix those problems before anyone finds out about them only to have to blame someone else for them when they are uncovered.

Then in comes the GOP....

29 posted on 12/22/2011 2:09:03 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SeekAndFind
There's really only one way to stop this.

Forget eletions. Starve the beast. Stop paying taxes. It will take courage and millions of people, but somehow it must be done.

30 posted on 12/22/2011 2:09:16 PM PST by clintonh8r (Living well is no longer the best revenge. Revenge is now the best revenge.)
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To: SeekAndFind

About f-ing time! Boehner is an absolute imbecile. It’s well past time to replace the weeping loser, with a real conservative with balls.


31 posted on 12/22/2011 2:09:22 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Particularly strange is that this is breaking within just a few hours of The One holding a presser to demand action with middle-class taxpayers lovingly arrayed behind him."

Obama read a letter from a father, and they couldn't bear the fact that, that, poor father wouldn't be able to take his teenage daughters out for pizza night if he didn't get to keep the tax break. GEEEEZ!

32 posted on 12/22/2011 2:09:28 PM PST by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: SeekAndFind
Did anyone expect anything more from the Crybaby? Boner is not just an arrogant, weak, effete, Republican elite, I truly believe he is a full fledged Democrat plant. He is my enemy no less than Obama, Pelosi and Reid.
33 posted on 12/22/2011 2:11:41 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Venturer

Hopefully they set the altimeter too low.


34 posted on 12/22/2011 2:13:52 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Prokopton

Boner is a wimp. And McConnell gave it to him without any Vaseline.


35 posted on 12/22/2011 2:14:24 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: ProudFossil

“Maybe this type of butt licking shows we need Ron Paul.”


Not in a million flipping years.


36 posted on 12/22/2011 2:15:34 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: Spunky
“The poor father wouldn't be able to take his teenage daughters out for pizza night if he didn't get to keep the tax break”

Yeah like $17 a week will get you a Pizza Night out every Friday. Were do the DemonRats find these poor slobs, South-side? Frankly were is the outrage from Moochelle?. Her constituency eating heart clogging Pizza!

37 posted on 12/22/2011 2:18:20 PM PST by DAC21
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To: Mr. K

OK who had 4PM today in the Boner Cave-in pool?

and then it starts all over again after vacation


38 posted on 12/22/2011 2:21:09 PM PST by molson209
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To: SeekAndFind

Now. Anyone here actually believe that Obamacare will be repealed?


39 posted on 12/22/2011 2:22:06 PM PST by vlad335
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To: SeekAndFind

So now they look mean spirited AND spineless. Great job boys.


40 posted on 12/22/2011 2:24:20 PM PST by DManA
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To: EagleUSA; All

The GOP is not that stupid. They knew exactly what they were doing. They’re helping to get obama re-elected. All they had to do was say “The democrats and obama say they want a year extension. Come February we will remind them.” Now come February they’ll be the heartless republicans who were taken hostage by the tea party and “tried to raise taxes at Christmas”.

As I said on another post when, Romney gets beaten by obama the story will be “Tea Party Extremist Voters Stayed Home”. And that will be the story whether they stay home or not.

And by helping the democrats keep control of the senate all the 2010 elections did was give obama someone to blame for these hard economic times: The House!

I’ll repeat. The GOP leadership is not that stupid. I won’t be drinking anymore of their cool aid.


41 posted on 12/22/2011 2:25:07 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: SeekAndFind
House Republicans on Thursday crumpled under the weight of White House

That's not news. They always crumple.

42 posted on 12/22/2011 2:25:49 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: molson209

“and then it starts all over again after vacation”

And right through November as barry and harry bum roll McConnell and Boehner from one crisis to the next. The dims will get away with never producing a scorable FY budget. Disgusting.


43 posted on 12/22/2011 2:26:40 PM PST by lodi90
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To: SeekAndFind

I feel like vomiting. The Party of Stupid© lives on...


44 posted on 12/22/2011 2:30:36 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Venturer
Obama’s Air Force One plane is warming up for the Hawaii flight even as we speak.

But will it be taking the original dog Bo or the fake dog Bo? And which one was it that was walking in the Hawiian sunshine and which was with Barry at the Pet Smart photo op? Or is there an Air Force Three plane that's been shuttling him back and forth across the Pacific on the taxpayers' dime. How many $40s did that cost us?

45 posted on 12/22/2011 2:31:10 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Surrender Monkeys. The French are gulping in envy at Boner and his ability to cave.


46 posted on 12/22/2011 2:32:18 PM PST by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: SeekAndFind

God help the Republican robocallers who call me tonite....

I’m ready to explode


47 posted on 12/22/2011 2:33:10 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: jimbo123

That last picture reminds me of the same kind of jerk*&^s who stand there and ring the closing bell on the stock exchange on the days when we lose 4-500 points.


48 posted on 12/22/2011 2:35:06 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
They were damned if they did, and damned if they didn't.

Dems in the Senate are the ones that need to go.

The next Republican president should have two years of both houses.

The Republican's need the opportunity that the current powers that be failed at.

49 posted on 12/22/2011 2:35:57 PM PST by World'sGoneInsane (Make America Great Again--Perry 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind; IMissPresidentReagan; CourtneyLeigh; Just Kimberly; Knuckrider; MBohman; ...
thanks, for the post / thread.
A Kentucky Ping.

...for those interested. :D
McConnell, undercut the Speaker of the House (again)

Washington (D)istrict of (C)riminals Establishment Insider
Senator Mitch "go along to get along" McConnell ....et al
enjoying (before / after) cocktails @ a sporting event/

Pres__ent Barrack "Judas Goat" OBozo;
doing what, He's done for 3+ years.


50 posted on 12/22/2011 2:36:54 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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