Boehner Wants New Bill Cutting Payroll Tax

House Speaker John Boehner says he opposes a Senate-approved bill extending a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for just two months and wants congressional bargainers to write a new measure that would last an entire year.

The Ohio Republican said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that the Senate's two-month bill would be "kicking the can down the road." He mentioned items in the House version of the bill that were not in the Senate legislation, including restrictions on Obama administration curbs on industrial pollution.

Boehner's comments came a day after the Senate easily approved a compromise payroll tax cut bill. But in a conference call among House Republicans later Saturday, many complained bitterly about the $33 billion Senate bill, saying it lacked serious spending cuts.


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  • by What Location: enc on Dec 19, 2011 at 05:24 PM
    The Democrats ALWAYS wanted a "year long" deal on the middle class tax cuts, but the GOP would not agree on how to pay for it! That's why they compromised on two months in the first place! Now, the GOP is saying they want it longer? Let's wait and see what the GOP "demands" in exchange for that year!
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 19, 2011 at 07:00 PM in reply to What
      Wrong...I don't know where you get you news but its rather...libterdial to post that.
  • by House devided Location: enc on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:48 AM
    Boehner heads a House Devided. Only 6 Republican Senators voted against the Senate bill. This was a bi-partisan agreement! Now, even that isn't good enough for the "renigade" TPers who are totally out of control. I should not say "totally", because I strongly suspect they are being used by Cantor to get Boehner's position. Do I have facts? No, but Cantor wants to be Speaker at any cost-he must take our Boehner. What better way than this? The heck with the country!
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      by Gomer on Dec 19, 2011 at 03:54 PM in reply to House devided
      Even Stevie Wonder can see Cantor is after Boehners job. But I got news for the both of them. Surprise, Surprise, Surprise....wait until 2012 rolls around.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 19, 2011 at 07:03 PM in reply to Gomer
        Wrong. Don't worry about 2012....democrats have failed by overspending as usual and the GOP will take the senate so they can fix the problems that Obimbo and libterds caused. Are you not aware of 15 trillion of debt? Did you just here from me that we borrowed from the Chinese to pay on the interrest? How much spending is enough for you guys?
  • by Sick of the Koch Brothers influence on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:36 AM
    These Republican Ya-hoots were against the Presidents Jobs Bill to help Construction Workers,Teachers, Firemen, Policemen but are for building a pipeline to benefit the Koch Brothers. Thats the ONLY reason the GOP are pushing for it. All these GOP/TEA CLowns are bought and paid for by Charles and David Koch.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 19, 2011 at 07:40 PM in reply to Sick of the Koch Brothers influence
      Yeah, and they are starving babies and old people. I hear they throw puppied off of bridges....But I support them and anyone that doesn't like the worst president in the history of this nation...Seems you have no problem with Soros influence and money on the libterdial revolution (OWS).
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Dec 19, 2011 at 09:55 AM
    These Republicans should be tried for treason on their country. We should not let these people get away with trying to sabotage the country and middle America just to go against the President. Come next year they will lose and they will lose big.
  • by wage earner Location: enc on Dec 19, 2011 at 06:08 AM
    I am willing to lose my tax cut before letting the House Republicans use it again to force their agenda that has nothing to do with it! Veto it! If they come out with some "twisted" plan in order to extend this cut-do not give in to them!!
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Dec 19, 2011 at 05:30 AM
    "The bipartisan compromise passed in the Senate yesterday received 89 votes, including 39 Republican votes, and Speaker Boehner himself just yesterday called it a "good deal" and a "victory." So much for the good deal and victory huh? And they wonder why their approval rate is so low.
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Dec 19, 2011 at 02:38 AM
    Figures. Well, they should just stay there until they can pull their heads out of their you-know-where. I don't remember getting tax cuts for the rich being this hard for the Republicans.
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 19, 2011 at 07:44 PM in reply to Barlow
      Can you direct us to those tax cuts for the rich? And those dems with their heads up there...those have been there a long time, since Carter.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2011 at 01:10 AM
    Raising taxes is not a good idea during this Obama depression. We need to cut government spending and grow our way back to prosperity. The Democrats solution is always to tax. "Cut government spending."passing a responsible 12 month Bill is more grown up than a two month Bill. Fire the Democrats who past a measley two month Bill, what are we paying these people for?
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      by To anonymous on Dec 19, 2011 at 11:49 AM in reply to
      Please learn some facts before posting something so "out of touch" with reality!
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 19, 2011 at 07:45 PM in reply to To anonymous
        Well, you need to read the definition of reality....you are not even on this planet.
  • by Democraps on Dec 18, 2011 at 08:29 PM
    Liberals always playing politics with my money!
  • by Anonymous_2 on Dec 18, 2011 at 05:48 PM
    To: Anonymous on Dec 18, 2011 at 07:31 PM What Boehner wants is to prevent cuts to medical payments to doctors. The payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits are crumbs.
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