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The House rejects a plan to extend the payroll tax cut for another 2 months, with Republicans in...

The House rejects a plan to extend the payroll tax cut for another 2 months, with Republicans in that chamber demanding immediate talks with the Senate to turn it into a year-long extension. The Senate has left town, and majority leader Reid says no bargaining until the House passes the 2 month plan. (previous)
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  • "There must be some way out of here,"said the Joker to the Thief, There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief. Businessmen they drink my wine, Plowmen dig my earth, None of them along the line, Know what any of it is worth." Thank you Bob Dylan for your insight those nearly forty years ago.
    20 Dec 2011, 01:17 PM Reply Like
  • Senate left town
    Now if they would only stay the hell out of town forever.
    20 Dec 2011, 01:18 PM Reply Like
  • Really. No one gives a shit anymore. After decades of raiding the fund, I just as soon keep SS intact. Anyway, two months tax legislation is a total joke and Reid looks like a clown.
    20 Dec 2011, 01:22 PM Reply Like
  • Reid does not look like a clown. House previously passed and the senate voted (down) on a one year bill, but Repubs put so much extreme red meat tea party stuff in it that no way the Senate or Obama would go for it. Go read the bill. Boehner had his chance and decided to throw meat rather than solve the problem. Don't get me wrong, both sides do political posturing, but it is Boehner this time.
    20 Dec 2011, 04:00 PM Reply Like
  • Yes, Reid looks like a freeking clown.


    A 2 month extension is a joke. Personally I don't think it should be extended at all unless it is REALLY paid for - not with some phony congressional accounting fraud.
    21 Dec 2011, 12:27 AM Reply Like
  • Oh Spirit of Christmas future, why do you show me these things, is there nothing I can do to change them? Am I doomed to walk this miserable Earth forever with no hope of redemption? Please give me a sign. Ebenezer Scrooge paraphrased.
    20 Dec 2011, 01:22 PM Reply Like
  • Dems only objective is to have their mass-media buddies demagogue the Repubs for obstructing "progress."
    20 Dec 2011, 01:25 PM Reply Like
  • No demagoguery, just the facts. They haven't done one thing to help working Americans since they were voted into office.


    Oh, excuse me they did reaffirm "In God we Trust".


    Yep, these Repubs are working their asses off.
    20 Dec 2011, 01:42 PM Reply Like
  • Ah yes, the working class hero himself, trading away, creating goods and services, adding to the wealth and prosperity of America. Amazing you still find the time for blogging, lol...
    20 Dec 2011, 01:53 PM Reply Like
  • Perhaps you have not noticed, but 2/3 of the government is controlled by Democrats.
    21 Dec 2011, 12:27 AM Reply Like
  • If you call a Senate hamstrung by a minority using filibuster rules to prevent almost anything from happening, control, then some who doesn't know Shit from Shinola might think your right.


    I know the difference between both Shit and Shinola. That makes you WRONG.
    24 Dec 2011, 09:32 AM Reply Like
  • Funny how when the Democrats do the filibustering is OK, and is called "democracy in action". You are all so predictable and phony.
    24 Dec 2011, 05:36 PM Reply Like
  • Well, wyostocks that's a little bit off topic. And when did I say it was okay for the Dems to do it? Here's a clue..........I didn't. How predictable is that?????


    My point was to rebut your contention that the Dems control 2/3 of the government. And they don't because the Senate is hamstrung by the Republican use of the fillibuster.


    Your obviously one of the individuals I spoke about in my comment. Not only are you WRONG. You don't know shit from Shinola, simply because you think your right.
    29 Dec 2011, 04:56 AM Reply Like
  • I am not the only one you call WRONG; you do so to everyone who you disagree with. You my friend are the closed mind. Go back to the DNC website.
    29 Dec 2011, 10:10 AM Reply Like
  • Ignore Monngie, he's always cranky when he doesn't get his way and sometimes even when he does. Right Monngie!
    29 Dec 2011, 10:13 AM Reply Like
  • Well, don't ignore me.


    I do get cranky though.
    30 Dec 2011, 03:04 PM Reply Like
  • Good. I was afraid the republicans would fold. Kicking the can two months at a time is a great way to plan.:-(
    20 Dec 2011, 01:35 PM Reply Like
  • Two months is better than nothing. But, two months won't fly with them because NOTHING is what the repubs (The Party of NO!) is now famous for.
    20 Dec 2011, 01:49 PM Reply Like
  • Monngie, The whole year is worth only $1000 per wage earner. Two months is about $160 per wage earner. Why bother with two months when a year is not that much in itself?
    20 Dec 2011, 02:00 PM Reply Like
  • Two months is a freeking joke and you know it. The latest polls show that people that think that congress is doing a great job - Dems = 2.8%, Pubbies = 2.1%.


    Even Genghis Khan had better ratings.
    21 Dec 2011, 12:34 AM Reply Like
  • You obviously don't need the $160. Good for you.


    Why bother?


    We should bother for those that do need $160.
    24 Dec 2011, 09:36 AM Reply Like
  • You missed the point yet again, Merry Christmas
    24 Dec 2011, 08:12 PM Reply Like
  • 2 months...thats all they can a country
    20 Dec 2011, 01:47 PM Reply Like
  • Is there a legal way to stop paying SS taxes at all? Loopholes?
    20 Dec 2011, 01:49 PM Reply Like
  • Yes, get paid in Cash. Hahaha
    20 Dec 2011, 01:56 PM Reply Like
  • Or stop being paid at all...
    20 Dec 2011, 03:58 PM Reply Like
  • Almost 3 years now that the Dem controlled Senate has failed in issuing a budget; the better to obfuscate the debt problems and the left's purposeful destruction of the economy. The Alinsky strategy is working oh so well.
    20 Dec 2011, 01:50 PM Reply Like
  • The dems don't need a stinking budget, they have the higher moral ground, lol.
    20 Dec 2011, 01:56 PM Reply Like
  • Lets be honest here folks, I think we all knew this wouldn't pass. Bohner said he was going to reject it yesterday.
    20 Dec 2011, 02:26 PM Reply Like
  • Anarchy burger, hold the government.
    20 Dec 2011, 02:56 PM Reply Like
  • The US government needs more money, this "failure", is the tax increase that is needed to get US financial back in order.
    20 Dec 2011, 06:48 PM Reply Like
  • This country needs, in the most desperate way, a viable third party. The two clown groups posing as political parties have polarized the country and disrupted the foundations that make up the middle class. The middle class defines what our country is and when the middle class is threatened our nation suffers.
    20 Dec 2011, 06:56 PM Reply Like
  • Need to reorganize the "silent majority".
    20 Dec 2011, 07:09 PM Reply Like
  • wyo, they did reorganize. Only they're not silent anymore. They spoke loudly and clearly in 2010.:-) I know. I've attended party conventions for thirty-five years and they were there.
    20 Dec 2011, 08:46 PM Reply Like
  • See
    21 Dec 2011, 12:37 AM Reply Like
  • Let's see if I can get this right. The Senate leaves town, which can be very good if they don't come back. The house rejects a plan and we reject the house now and at election time. That just about does it.
    Oh, I forgot, we need to be sure we have a one- term president this time.
    Let's use a big broom at election time and clear the rascals out!
    20 Dec 2011, 11:36 PM Reply Like
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