Vote To Extend Payroll Tax Cuts Delayed Until Tuesday

After a lengthy, closed-door meeting of the House GOP rank and file, Republican leaders have decided to wait until Tuesday to vote on a two-month extension of Social Security payroll tax cuts due to expire on Dec. 31.

The Senate, including Republicans, has already approved the measure and left town.

It also includes a program of unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless.


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  • by Anna Location: long island on Dec 22, 2011 at 07:02 AM
    Republicans and democrats stop playing with our lives. In these hard times how can you do this to the American people! Right now every penny counts. $40 a paycheck may not be much to you, but it may mean so much to many.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2011 at 04:49 PM
    Thank you Republican­s; Americans in droves are protesting all over the country, and you guys still have your heads you know where; you've just handed the election to the President, and I for one thank you.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Dec 20, 2011 at 05:42 PM
    Hey Republicans!! It's time for you to face facts. The very people you support are getting ready to stick it to you. LOL!! Thank God im a Democrat..
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      by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2011 at 10:06 AM in reply to Lavon
      How? by extending the payroll tax cuts for a year instead of the two months that the Democrats want? Seems like the Republicans are the only ones offering a solution to the problem while the Democrats are only putting cheap dollar store band-aids on it.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 at 05:13 PM
    Daddy, why did Boehner Claus leave a piece of coal in my stocking?
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      by Daddy on Dec 21, 2011 at 06:22 AM in reply to
      Because the democrats spent all the money!!
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        by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2011 at 10:11 AM in reply to Daddy
        That has to be the best reply that I have seen on here in a long time. Where are the Democrats? on vacation. Where is Obama? on vacation (again). Where are the Republicans? at work attempting to do what is right for the American people. Where are the 20 jobs bills that the Republicans have submitted and passed? Sitting on Harry Reids desk collecting dust, he hasn't even thought about looking at any of them but is quick to criticize the Republicans and say they have done nothing to create jobs.
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          by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2011 at 04:47 PM in reply to
          Where are the Republicans.....trying to do damage control....to late! It was simple, extend the payroll tax for the middle class and remove it for the people making over One million dollars per year. But NOOOOOOO, the Repugs found it repulsive to reinstate taxes on the wealthy, now look what has happened. See ya in 2012.
  • by Where are they? on Dec 20, 2011 at 05:07 PM
    This is just getting exhausting to watch. What I really want to know is: where are the 11% of the GOPP/TEA who are supporting this madness?
  • by Happy now? on Dec 20, 2011 at 05:04 PM
    Do voters really know what the Republican agenda is? Republican­­­s voted to end Medicare and replace it with a voucher. Republican­s want to end Social Security and replace it with a 201K. Republican­­­s want to end the EPA and FEMA so their supporters can pollute the land and water. Republican­­­s are blocking any meaningful WALL Street reform. Republican­­­s are attacking the poor, middle class, unions, teachers, government workers, postal workers and the unemployed­­­. Republican­­­s are the party of the top 1%. It is time for Americans to stop drinking the faux noise kool aide and see that these Republican­s are no friend of average Americans.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 at 04:56 PM
    GOP Chant: One, Two, Three, Four...Feed the rich and starve the poor, Five, Six, Seven, Eight... Worship greed_and nonstop hate.
  • by Tea Party Candidate, Calls For Assassination Of Obama, First Daughters on Dec 20, 2011 at 04:51 PM
    Jules Manson, a failed Tea Party candidate for local office in California, recently called for the assassination of President Obama and his daughters in a racial epithet-ridden Facebook screed. The post, originally about his opposition to the recent passage of the controversial National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a measure allowing the indefinite detention of suspected foreign terrorists, referred to the president as a "monkey." Then it got much worse. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/20/jules-manson-obama_n_1161044.html
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      by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2011 at 08:31 AM in reply to Tea Party Candidate, Calls For Assassination Of Obama, First Daughters
      So, that means all Republicans and Tea Party members want to assassinate the president and his daughters? Thats like saying when a person of a certain race commits a crime that all of those people of the same race are guilty also.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 at 03:59 PM
    Barrack Obama needs to show some leadership ability by calling the Senate back from their hasty retreat for their one one month vacation to pass a one year budget. Only an idiot like Barrack Obama thinks a two month budget is responsible leadership.
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      by Get rid of these GOP Clowns on Dec 20, 2011 at 05:00 PM in reply to
      “Republica­n­s are about ready to start throwing chairs and busts of George Washington­­, just to prove they're doing what they believe they were sent to DC to do.......o­­bstruct, lie and in general, make this country ungovernab­­le."
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      by Karen on Dec 20, 2011 at 05:09 PM in reply to
      I don't know about the rest of you, but I think some rest and relaxation in Hawaii has been earned by man that got OBL. It sure beats all that vacation time used by that previous guy to chop brush in Crawford while refusing to read intelligen­ce reports.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 at 03:58 PM
    Makes sense to me on Dec 20, 2011 at 09:30 AM I think we should have the Justice department forget the judges that Gingrich dislikes and instead arrest most of the obstructio­nist Republican­s.
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