BREAKING NEWS: Impasse broken in House on payroll tax cut: aide

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    Impasse broken in House on payroll tax cut: aide


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner has informed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that he will set a vote in the House on a Senate-passed two-month extension of the payroll tax cut, a Democratic leadership aide said on Thursday.
    Earlier on Thursday, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called on the House to pass a temporary extension of the tax cut and then move to congressional negotiations on a payroll tax cut that would extend through 2012.

    Impasse broken in House on payroll tax cut: aide - Yahoo! News
     
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    This is the right thing to do.

    No Gloating. The GOP was about to be handed their livers.
     
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    Two moths wasn't the real answer. But what are you going to do? The right thing was hard to do.
     
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    I just searched the board (through the search finder) and founder there were no less than 22 threads on the impasse on the payroll tax bill between the Senate and the House. Now that the impasse is broken, no one seems to care.

    I find that is interesting. It appears that the issue of $1000 coming out of the SS fund per person wasn't the issue but it was just an opportunity to spur a Republican - Democrat bitch fest.

    As usual. Not issues, but attacking the throats of the opposing ideologs.
     
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    Any money that stays with those that earn it is a good thing, especially in this economy.

    On a side note, I love it how my friends on the left are all for Socialist Insecurity until the working nan is about to get hit for $20 extra out of his wallet a week...

    Glad the extension passed - just sayin...
     
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    The two month extension is paid for. Now they have to figure out how to pay for it for a year.
     
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    That's just it. There will be a hole where the funds should be in the SS fund. That's the problem. That tax cut sounded good at the time, but it was shorting SS, wasn't it? We've been robbing SS for years.
     
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    There's no "Paying for" those tax cuts. No one is getting more money. It;s taking away the revenue that should be going into the Social Security Fund. They are playing games.
     
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    The money for the 2 month extension isn't coming out of the SS trust fund, but from the general fund. Money for the year long extension needs to be paid for. Democrats wanted to pay for it with a small tax on the wealthiest Americans.
     
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    What if the House votes it down?
     
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