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    Tea Party may get rebuffed in tax cut showdown

    (Reuters) - House Speaker John Boehner, hoping to spare fellow Republicans a second embarrassing defeat over payroll tax cuts, is prepared to navigate around rebellious Tea Party-aligned lawmakers to get a deal, according to congressional aides.
    That's right. Boehner is going to cut the Tea Party out of the negotiations. Here is the deal. Republicans only control one house, and they don't control the Presidency. Of course, there is the possibility that they will control the Presidency this year, but for now, they are the MINORITY party, and they are going to have to reach across the aisle. I am glad that Boehner recognizes this, and in so doing, the chances are very good that the GOP won't look like the idiots they looked like late last year when the first compromise was finally reached.

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    Re: Tea Party may get rebuffed in tax cut showdown

    Wow, Boehner finally growing some balls and taking control of his caucus? About time.

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    Re: Tea Party may get rebuffed in tax cut showdown

    This is not the dumbest article in existence. But it is close. The House passed a year long extension of defunding Social Security (as requested by the President) back in December.

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    Re: Tea Party may get rebuffed in tax cut showdown

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    This is not the dumbest article in existence. But it is close. The House passed a year long extension of defunding Social Security (as requested by the President) back in December.
    No they didn't.

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    Many Tea Party-aligned lawmakers in the House are bitter that Boehner ultimately caved to pressure and agreed to the two-month extension in December. When Boehner informed his caucus of his decision in a conference telephone call, rank-and-file members' phone lines were muted in an effort to quell dissent.
    It was not a year. It was a 2 month extension.
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    Re: Tea Party may get rebuffed in tax cut showdown

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    This is not the dumbest article in existence. But it is close. The House passed a year long extension of defunding Social Security (as requested by the President) back in December.
    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    No they didn't.

    From the article:

    It was not a year. It was a 2 month extension.
    You're talking about two different things. Prior to the senate passing their 2 month extension, the House passed a bill that was a year long AND Boehner agreed that he would back the 2 month plan if that's what the senate settled on. The year long bill, however, was a total joke. They knew for a fact it could never actually be made into law. Obama told them that he would veto it and Reid said he would never introduce it in the senate. For obvious reasons- it had tons and tons of totally unrelated right wing stuff that they knew the Democrats couldn't sign off on. For example, it partially dismantled Obamacare, a freaking five year long salary freeze on federal employees, lots of stuff. Pages and pages of stuff like that. Stuff specifically picked because they knew no Democrat would ever agree to it. It was designed to allow them to say that they voted for the extension without actually having to face the possibility that the extension would actually happen.

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