REP. BOEHNER, CAN’T YOU HEAR THE JINGLE BELLS?
DONTCHA WANT MORE THAN COAL IN YOUR STOCKING THIS YEAR?
DON’T FORGET THE COOKIES AND MILK FOR SANTA!
- Republicans: forgo Christmas, let’s talk turkey (smh.com.au)
- The Truth About Our Payroll Tax Cut (esquire.com)
- Boehner predicts House will reject payroll tax extension (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Boehner seeks House-Senate talks on payroll tax (marketwatch.com)
- Boehner Says He Didn’t Try to Oust Gingrich as Speaker (blogs.wsj.com)
- Haha! Psych! Just Kidding! (balloon-juice.com)
- Josh Rosenblum: Speaker Boehner: Just a Regular Guy Who Only Backs Millionaires and Billionaires (huffingtonpost.com)
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO CHILL!
NO MORE NEGOTIATIONS
- Video: Merry Christmas from Mariah, Madonna and the Muppets (heatworld.com)
- Doctor Who Christmas Carol Fan Art (danidraws.com)
- The Kardashian Christmas Card 2011 (heatworld.com)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said Monday he will not agree to reopen negotiations with House leaders on a payroll tax cut until the House passes the two-month extension already approved by the Senate.
Boehner also said that he expected the House to pass legislation reinforcing the need for a one-year extension and that he wanted the matter to be taken up by a House-Senate conference committee.
Reid said in a statement that, “My House colleagues should be clear on what their vote means today. If Republicans vote down the bipartisan compromise negotiated by Republican and Democratic leaders, and passed by 89 senators including 39 Republicans, their intransigence will mean that in ten days, 160 million middle class Americans will see a tax increase, over two million Americans will begin losing their unem ployment benefits, and millions of senior citizens on Medicare could find it harder to receive treatment from physicians.”
The payroll tax cut extension expires at the end of the year and is worth roughly $1,000 a year for an average family. [QUOTE: CNN]
- Reid spokesman: Senate won’t return if House kills payroll tax compromise By Alexander Bolton (goodolewoody.wordpress.com)
- Reid: No more negotiations on payroll tax cut (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Harry Reid: ‘I will not re-open negotiations’ until House Republicans pass bipartisan tax cut deal (dailykos.com)
- Boehner Says House GOP Will Reject Senate Payroll Tax Cut (huffingtonpost.com)
- You: House Set to Vote Down Payroll Tax Cut Extension (nytimes.com)
- Top Senate Dem insists on 2-month payroll tax cut (newsok.com)
THE LONG HAUL
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- Chris Matthews Rants: Anybody Who Puts Newt Gingrich In The White House ‘Has This On Their Conscience’ (mediaite.com)
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- MSNBC Leans Forward to Apologize to Mitt Romney (michellemalkin.com)
“In one tidy package, the Republican leadership in Congress has presented their priorities to the American people: Protect millionaires, industrial polluters, gouging doctors and fossil-fuel refiners, while sacrificing the interests of federal workers and the long-term unemployed. Those were the highlights of the Republican-controlled House plan that passed Tuesday to salvage the payroll tax holiday.
Congressional Republicans say it’s a crime against all that is sacred (read Grover Norquist) to ask millionaires to pay one bit more in taxes, but they were reluctant to extend a payroll tax holiday that would add about $1,000 to the average working family’s pay next year. House Speaker John Boehner had to lard up the extension of the payroll tax cut with what has been called “ideological candy” to line up his party’s stalwarts.
What goodies did they choose?
The biggie was the proposed Keystone pipeline from Canada to refineries in Texas. Boehner tied middle-class tax relief to speedy approval of the 1,900 mile pipeline, even as the State Department said a delay is needed to study routes that bypass a huge aquifer under Nebraska and other states. To Republicans, clean drinking water is a luxury.
It’s a lot like their philosophy on clean air, which is why they added polluter protections to the bill to block air-emission rules on industrial boilers and incinerators that release mercury and other toxins.
Nice, huh? Would you really want to live in the world they create?”
[QUOTE: Click HERE for full article.]
- Boehner Nonsensically Calls a Legal Environmental Review on the Keystone Pipeline “Nonsense” (thinkprogress.org)
- John Boehner: House will insist on Keystone XL pipeline rider to payroll tax extension (dailykos.com)
- House Republicans Aim to Reshape Senate’s Payroll Tax Cut Bill (foxnews.com)
- Not So Fast: Boehner Opposes Senate’s 2-Month Payroll Tax Plan (michellemalkin.com)
- Congress Poised for a Messy December (politics.blogs.foxnews.com)
- House GOP on Payroll Tax Deal: No Way (newser.com)
- House Republican Opposition Puts Payroll Tax Cut Deal in Doubt (ibtimes.com)