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    White House backs House GOP jobs bill

    Signaling a brief spark of bipartisanship in Washington, the White House on Tuesday said it backs House Republicans’ effort to repeal a 3 percent withholding tax on government contractors, which is part of the GOP’s own job-creation push.

    The White House said repealing the withholding will leave businesses with more cash to invest and create jobs at a time when the economy is still struggling.

    “This would complement the administration’s other efforts to help small businesses. Repeal of the withholding requirement would also reduce implementation costs borne by federal and other governmental agencies,” the White House said in a statement of policy.

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    Mr. Obama included it in his jobs plan last month, and House Republicans immediately signaled it was one of the few areas where they believed they could work with the president to get something passed.

    read more at: White House backs House GOP jobs bill - Washington Times

    The question remains...will both Parties in Congress be able to move this proposal without killing it with unnecessary amendments?


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    Re: White House backs House GOP jobs bill

    I hope so. It is sad when bipartisan beliefs become so volatile that they don't even realize they are tearing us and the country apart!

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    Re: White House backs House GOP jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    The question remains...will both Parties in Congress be able to move this proposal without killing it with unnecessary amendments?


    We'll see.
    The GOP takes too much blame for stalling when they are actually taking the time to properly plan these bills based on how they will really work as opposed to how it sounds in the context of wishful thinking. Liberals tend to hear the title of a bill and get caught up in how great it sounds and which way their imagination explains the bill in their head instead of actually looking past the title and understanding EVERYTHING that is involved as opposed to just the things that sound good to them.

    Both sides have the same intentions (whether good or bad in motive), but you can't just say "Let's declare world peace" and expect the rest of the world to comply. You have to consider reality and what COULD happen.
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    Re: White House backs House GOP jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    The question remains...will both Parties in Congress be able to move this proposal without killing it with unnecessary amendments?


    We'll see.
    It has a better chance of moving through now...because the GOP has finally got the message that americans see its THEM that are being the obstinate ones and lengthening all the grief....
    Even Eric Canter is on a kinder gentler eric tour

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    Re: White House backs House GOP jobs bill

    As the article said, the Senate GOP lost a chance to pass this kind of bill because they attached spending cuts to it.

    Wheeling and dealing is one thing, but when an idea that both sides like is derailed because of amendments that have nothing to do with the idea...that's a sad state of affairs.
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    Re: White House backs House GOP jobs bill

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    Re: White House backs House GOP jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    As the article said, the Senate GOP lost a chance to pass this kind of bill because they attached spending cuts to it.

    Wheeling and dealing is one thing, but when an idea that both sides like is derailed because of amendments that have nothing to do with the idea...that's a sad state of affairs.
    God forbid we cut the rate of spending that got us into the mess.

    The idea is to create jobs and reducing the national debt by cutting spending would help. For every dollar cut in spending we reduce the needed revenue by three dollars because it costs us more than $.60 for the government to collect and spend a dollar.

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    Re: White House backs House GOP jobs bill

    Iron, attaching legislation on a totally different topic is what is being discussed, not the merits of spending cut.

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    Re: White House backs House GOP jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    Iron, attaching legislation on a totally different topic is what is being discussed, not the merits of spending cut.
    I'm thinking that we are talking about "White House backs House GOP jobs bill" and cutting spending will help create jobs by reducing our national debt.

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    Re: White House backs House GOP jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Smokified View Post
    The GOP takes too much blame for stalling when they are actually taking the time to properly plan these bills based on how they will really work as opposed to how it sounds in the context of wishful thinking. Liberals tend to hear the title of a bill and get caught up in how great it sounds and which way their imagination explains the bill in their head instead of actually looking past the title and understanding EVERYTHING that is involved as opposed to just the things that sound good to them.

    Both sides have the same intentions (whether good or bad in motive), but you can't just say "Let's declare world peace" and expect the rest of the world to comply. You have to consider reality and what COULD happen.
    First off, let's NOT get it twisted. Of course House Republicans would vote against this tax; it takes money out of the Treasury. Funny thing is it's a tax REPUBLICANS put in place under GW Bush. Moreover, this IS NOT a jobs bill, but rather an elimination of a tax both sides agree didn't work as planned. Why? Because it was never implemented.

    So, let's not pretend that the House GOP are doing something wonderful here. They've simply taken one step to "streamline" the tax code by getting rid of something that THEY implemented but in hindsight came to understand it did not work!

    In other words, this was a TILIS moment for House Republicans.

    TILIS = Tell It Like It iS
    Last edited by Objective Voice; 10-28-11 at 01:44 PM.

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