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    House Republicans Cave on Payroll Tax Cuts Extension

    House Republican leaders have decided to accept a short-term extension of the payroll tax cut, sources told ABC News this afternoon, staving off a hike in taxes just nine days before a payroll tax break for 160 million Americans expires.
    I wouldn't call that caving. I would say that, for a change, they are being reasonable.

    Article is here.
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    Re: House Republicans Cave on Payroll Tax Cuts Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I wouldn't call that caving. I would say that, for a change, they are being reasonable.

    Article is here.
    I think everyone knew this would happen. They backed themselves into a corner that had no exit.

    Major Garrett wrote an article that predicted they would accept the 2 month deal in exchange for the Senate appointing a conference committee to iron out the differences.

    I'm not sure Boehner is cut out to be Speaker of the House.

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    Re: House Republicans Cave on Payroll Tax Cuts Extension

    I don't know about a corner but the House had some really stupid crap in their bill. I think if the Senate had entered conference this/next week a compromise would have been reached for a 12 month extension. I mean really, who would accept drug testing UI benefits, SS numbers for IA children and such. Both bills included the doc fix, very similar UI extensions, Keystone decision and similar funding means which would be the foundation for a compromise by both houses.

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    Re: House Republicans Cave on Payroll Tax Cuts Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    I think everyone knew this would happen. They backed themselves into a corner that had no exit.

    Major Garrett wrote an article that predicted they would accept the 2 month deal in exchange for the Senate appointing a conference committee to iron out the differences.

    I'm not sure Boehner is cut out to be Speaker of the House.
    i think you are right about boehner.

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    When the Wall Street Jurnal took down their pants and publicly spanked their bare bottoms in front of the entire nation, you could see this coming.
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    Re: House Republicans Cave on Payroll Tax Cuts Extension

    Let's not count our chickens, though. This still requires Boehner to herd his cats.

    Other than that, I think Boehner will be replaced as Speaker before the '12 elections, and not a moment too soon.

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    Re: House Republicans Cave on Payroll Tax Cuts Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Let's not count our chickens, though. This still requires Boehner to herd his cats.

    Other than that, I think Boehner will be replaced as Speaker before the '12 elections, and not a moment too soon.
    Then he can team up with Glenn Beck and Tammy Faye, and they can all have a crying party.
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    Re: House Republicans Cave on Payroll Tax Cuts Extension

    What I think is most interesting about this whole thing is that Obama has now forever turned the payroll tax into just another general fund tax that can be manipulated as political circumstances dictate. His antics over the last couple days virtually guarantee this tax "holiday" will never end. Every year it will be an issue because the next election is always around the corner. And with that, he has basically destroyed SS as we know it. The Dems surely realize this, but are powerless to stop it because they have all sold their souls for Obama's re-election in 2012. The GOP may have lost this battle, but Obama and the Dems have handed them a major victory in the war over entitlement reform.

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    Re: House Republicans Cave on Payroll Tax Cuts Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by ZIRP4EVA View Post
    What I think is most interesting about this whole thing is that Obama has now forever turned the payroll tax into just another general fund tax that can be manipulated as political circumstances dictate. His antics over the last couple days virtually guarantee this tax "holiday" will never end. Every year it will be an issue because the next election is always around the corner. And with that, he has basically destroyed SS as we know it. The Dems surely realize this, but are powerless to stop it because they have all sold their souls for Obama's re-election in 2012. The GOP may have lost this battle, but Obama and the Dems have handed them a major victory in the war over entitlement reform.
    This is precisely the reason I hope BHO wins in 2012. As all these policies 'mature' in the next 3-4 years and the never ending ‘news’ cycle harp on the ensuing ‘end of days’ the luster of the Democrat party will fade and make 2016 REALLY interesting.

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    Re: House Republicans Cave on Payroll Tax Cuts Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    I'm not sure Boehner is cut out to be Speaker of the House.
    Of course we knew this coming out of the 2010 election and yet John Boehner received no competition for the position. In 2012, as important as it is for Republicans to gain control of both chambers, of equal importance is the election of caucus leadership that rejects the business-as-usual establishment types like Mitch McConnell and Boehner and replaces them with leadership from the base/Tea Party. The election of a Republican president makes that even more integral to the success of conservatism in Washington.

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